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centos


September 19, 2008  7:47 PM

Convert your dpkg, rpm, tgz and slp applications to another package with alien



Posted by: Xjlittle
alien, centos, convert, deb, debian, Linux, linux package conversion, package conversion, red hat, RPM, slackware, solaris, sun, sun solaris

alien is software that allows you to convert an rpm package to dpkg or vice versa. It can also convert a .tgz package to the rpm or dpkg format allowing...

September 13, 2008  12:26 AM

Grub and boot errors



Posted by: Xjlittle
/root, centos, grub, grub.conf, initrd, Linux, menu.lst, red hat, vmlinuz

If you've administered or customized Linux long enough you've no doubt created a situation at some point where, during the boot process, that GRUB throws an error. We're going to discuss some of these situations below along with ways to work through them. If a file name or partition in the GRUB...


September 8, 2008  1:00 AM

Create an Apache Virtual Host



Posted by: Xjlittle
apache, centos, dav, http, httpd, https, Linux, virtual host, web server, webdav

Creating Apache virtual hosts allow you to use a single IP address for many web servers. I use mine for general web serving as well as secure WebDav over HTTPS. The Apache web server is arguably the most popular web server on the internet and


September 6, 2008  8:05 AM

Squid proxy server quick start



Posted by: Xjlittle
centos, ftp, http, https, Linux, proxy, proxy cache, squid, squid.conf, unix, web proxy, windows, Yum

Here is a quick start plan for installing the squid-cache.org proxy server. Squid is a caching proxy server that uses HTTP, HTTPS and FTP for caching web pages from the internet. By caching web pages locally the squid server helps you save on bandwidth...


September 4, 2008  11:54 AM

Script Word and OpenOffice documents to pdf



Posted by: Xjlittle
autoit, automate, centos, gui, Linux, Lotus Domino, Microsoft Windows, microsoft work, Open Office, openoffice, pscp, putty, scp, script, scripting, word

I ran into a situation a couple of weeks ago where it would be convenient to script Word and OpenOffice documents into pdf format. One of my jobs here is to create the network and email...


September 1, 2008  9:34 PM

Ubuntuserver is unbelievably stupid



Posted by: Xjlittle
centos, grub, gui, headless, inittab, lilo, Linux, ssh, ubuntu, ubuntuserver, ubuntuserver upgrade, zimbra

Yes you read the title right. Ubunutserver is unbelievably stupid. Ok let's take it from the top. I had Ubuntuserver 7.0.4 installed as my WebDAV secure server, my son's baseball team's website, samba and so on. I run this server headless and without a gui. Note here that the normal install...


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