Arch Linux (or Arch, pronounced /ˈɑrtʃ/) is an independently developed, Linux-based operating system for i686 and x86-64 computers. It is composed predominantly of free and open source software, and supports community involvement.

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Is Arch Linux suitable for server environment?

Do you consider Arch Linux suitable for server environment? Its rolling release model and simplicity seems to be a good thing, because once you installed it, you do not need to reinstall like the ...
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How to set environment variable in systemd service?

I have an Arch Linux system with systemd and I've created my own service. The configuration service at /etc/systemd/system/myservice.service looks like this: [Unit] Description=My Daemon [Service] ...
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Linux can't find file that exists

I'm trying to get Google's Dart language up and running, but it errors when running dart2js. I'm running Arch linux and I installed dart-sdk from AUR. Some relevant terminal output lies below. % ...
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Vagrant NFS share doesn't show updated file if size doesn't change

When mounting /vagrant over NFS, a changed file on the host is not refresh on the guest if the size doesn't changes. Quick update/typo are not immediately reflected unless I make enough modification ...
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What “access rights” could be blocking access to a gitlab repository?

I'm trying to setup gitlab (6.5.1) on a fresh clean server. Everything appears to work, but git is unable to push to any project. Following the commands from the newly created project page and pushing ...
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How to make a secure MongoDB server?

I'm wanting my website to use MongoDB as it's datastore. I've used MongoDB in my development environment with no worries, but I'm worried about security with a public server. My server is a VPS ...
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Blank Page: wordpress on nginx+php-fpm

Good day. While this post discusses a similar setup to mine serving blank pages occasionally after having made a successful installation, I am unable to serve anything but blank pages. There are no ...
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How to determine which packages need upgrading in Arch Linux?

I know that pacman -Su upgrades all packages. But how can I get just the list of packages that need upgrading?
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balanced (currentness vs. stability) linux server distribution

I am a long-time user of Gentoo, both on the desktop and server. As a software engineer, I love its flexibility and customizability (as well as the fact that it is bleeding edge and a rolling ...
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Archlinux and openssh

I need to setup an Archlinux vps with openssh, everything is running smoothly except that I couldn't ssh in. I noticed openssh wasn't installed so I looked on the wiki which said to do : pacman -S ...
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QEMU-KVM Linux virtualization on the command line

I recently discovered that qemu-kvm has a very promising -curses option that, instead of starting an X window, will show a nice ncurses output from the guest suitable for managing a Linux guest from ...
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How to build docbook 4.2 docs on Arch Linux?

I'm trying to build documentation for PostgreSQL HEAD. It requires docbook 4.2, which I installed, but still the problem exist. I described it in detail - including error messages, lists of packages, ...
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VPN server on Arch Linux

Trying to set up a VPN server on an Arch Linux box. All I want is for it to be usable by OS X and iPhone OS. I'm a noob at VPN and can't seem to have much luck googling. What software do I need to ...
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Running systemd based container in LXC

I'm currently trying to run an Arch Linux container using LXC on an Ubuntu 12.04 host. Arch Linux has recently migrated to systemd, which according to a variety of places has some problems operating ...
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Strange 'df' output + broken /etc/mtab

I just installed Arch Linux on a server machine with a LSI hardware RAID 5. During the installation, I created (and cfdisk properly reports) three partitions: sda1 (/, 131G) sda2 (/boot, 1G) ...
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Arch: sharing a raw SCSI device via iSCSI?

I am working with some older SCSI devices on my Arch Linux installation. The information on the disks is actually needed on other systems. While I certainly could mount the disk on Linux and share it ...
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git http-backend show info when accessing per browser

I'm currently hosting my own git-repos for my private projects. For this, I use Apache and the standard git http-backend. Now, a repo can be accessed under an URL like this: ...
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What's the best server to use with ASP.Net on Mono? [closed]

I am reconfiguring my website from scratch and basically I want it to run Mono(well, ASP.Net inside Mono) According to the Mono Project there appears to be two options, Apache or Nginx. Which one ...
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Ping: sendmsg: operation not permitted error after installing iptables on Arch GNU/Linux

Yesterday I got a new computer as my homeserver, a HP Proliant Microserver. Installed Arch Linux on it, with kernel version 3.2.12. After installing iptables (1.4.12.2 - the current version AFAIK) ...
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Updating GoDaddy DNS from linux

I have the following setup: A domain registered with GoDaddy A plug computer running ArchLinuxArm with a dynamic public IP Updated Domain in GoDaddy DNS Manager to point to public IP of plug ...
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placing shell script under systemd control

Assuming I have a shell script like this:- #!/bin/sh # cherrypy_server.sh PROCESSES=10 THREADS=1 # threads per process BASE_PORT=3035 # the first port used # you need to make the PIDFILE dir and ...
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Two different networks with two different nameservers

On (Arch) Linux, I configured a VPN, which I do not want to use for all the traffic, but for the software that binds to the associated tun/tap interface. So far, with the help of iproute2's policy ...
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installing 32 bit libraries on arch linux

I can't seem to find the answer anywhere... So far I figured out that I need to add (uncomment) [multilib] Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist On /etc/pacman.conf and then run: sudo pacman-key --init ...
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SuExec: “command not in docroot” Even Though It Is?

Arch Linux 2011.08.19 (Linux 3.4.2 i686) Apache 2.2.22 with SuExec PHP 5.4.4 (cli) via FastCGI My sites were all working fine earlier… I’m not sure when it happened because I noticed it over a week ...
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Have a server, need to figure out a method of backup

My company has an older Dell 2650 server running ArchLinux x64: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pedge/en/2650_specs.pdf (2 x 2.4GHz Intel Xeon w/around 3287 RAM according to "free -m") ...
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sshd service fails to start

I'm not sure why it isn't starting or why its preventing me from connecting, i get this error: sshd.service - OpenSSH Daemon Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/sshd.service; enabled) ...
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Find reasons of shutdown

This morning I found the machine not running. Last Friday night everything was still running. I'm trying to find out what happened. I've had a look at "last" - besides the enigmatic "crashes" of last ...
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Backup SD ext2 partition

I have a Sheeva plug running ArchLinuxArm from SD card and I'd like to backup the SD card so I can restore everything in case something goes wrong. I'd prefer to create an archive file ...
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Using symbolic links with git

I used to have my system configuration files all in one directory for better management but now i need to use some version control on it. But the problem is that git doesn't understand symbolic links ...
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Terminal Width issues with Linux Screen

I'm having issues where when I'm in a regular SSH terminal, with $TERM set to xterm-256color, and the terminal width is very small (narrow) in Linux Screen. I'm running Arch Linux. When I'm in the ...
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EC2 Instance time and hardware clock

I have set up an EC2 instance, running ArchLinux, for use as a server. Doing what I always do when installing Arch, I try to fix the time by using: # hwclock --systohc --utc This does not work, and ...
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Make systemd user service depend on system target

I have a user service in ~/.config/systemd/user/example.service like so: [Unit] Description=Example service After=network.target [Service] ExecStart=/bin/bash -c 'host google.com > ...
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What and where is my bootloader on a linode instance?

Using a virtualized instance on linode.com, I don't see where my bootloader is. In the usual place where I would find grub, i.e. in /boot/grub/menu.lst, I don't see any files or directories below the ...
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Creating a global Vim configuration, including separate configuration files for plugins?

I use Arch Linux (ARM, but irrelevant) on a server machine, and I want to create a global configuration for Vim, based on my current personal configuration. I have already moved my ~/.vimrc to ...
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nginx multiple domains selective work

This is my first question! Few days ago I discovered that something go wrong with nginx: domains A-C are ok, others timeout. Later: others domains are ok and first timeout; or each domain work fine. ...
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Why does the “nocto” NFS mount option in Linux not prevent flush-on-close?

I've been learning about the close-to-open policy of NFS, which causes each file to be flushed to the server as it's closed, to ensure consistency across clients. (See ...
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Binding to 0.0.0.0 only picked up local addresses

I'm not a server guy, and my network skills are a little rusty, so this may be a simple question. On a brand-new archlinux machine, I setup sshd, and told it to bind to 0.0.0.0:9223. Once it was ...
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recommended way to collect email notifications from crond in Arch Linux

Arch Linux doesn't have sendmail installed by default. So I get the following messages in my syslog: Sep 15 13:16:01 zorro crond[18497]: mailing cron output for user collectors sh cronjob.sh Sep 15 ...
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Nagios + Nginx: CSS and image issues

I am having trouble configuring Nagios on Arch Linux served by Nginx. The Nagios services run without hitches, but the serving via Nginx is broken. As you can see from the screenshot, the fonts are ...
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Mono through FastCGI on nginx

I'm going through http://www.mono-project.com/FastCGI_Nginx and can't get it to work. The FastCGI server seems to be running. The following is from the error log: upstream sent unexpected FastCGI ...
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Can't contact LDAP server remotely from Mac

I'm trying to configure a LDAP server with some basic security parameters, including TLS and required authenticated binding. I have started the server, and can access it from localhost with the ...
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SSH global $PATH

When I'm logged in my ArchLinux server and type: $echo $PATH I get... /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/bin/core_perl But when I'm NOT logged in and try: ssh ...
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How do I use pg_upgrade on arch linux

I was running postgres 8.4 on arch but now have 9 installed I want to use pg_upgrade to upgrade but I don't know what all the options I have to use are, and all the directories that I have to point it ...
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Enable core dumps in Apache

I would like to enable core dumps in my Apache web server. Since I have PHP 5.5 and OPcache my Mediawiki site crashes with the following error: child pid ... exit signal Segmentation fault (11) So ...
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Packets do not reach FILTER chain of iptables

I have a problem I cant figure out, I am trying to access webserver on [RPI], but packets never reach iptables FILTER chain I will try to explain it a bit: GW1 has public address and doing DNAT from ...
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Cannot start the Net-SNMP daemon from systemd (but it works from the command-line)

When I start Net-SNMP from systemd, there is no error message but the daemon does not run: % sudo systemctl start snmpd % When I start it from the command line, it runs: % sudo /usr/sbin/snmpd ...
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how can I change the web server's identity into mine?

Can the web server execute a command in my Linux environment, and the Linux environment treat it as a request coming from me not from the server? In other words, how can I change the web server's ...
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netstat doesn't display full remote ip address, no ip address for ssl, port 443

We're running a Apache webserver on Arch Linux (build from May '10) and while monitoring connections with netstat we're seeing some odd connections on port 443 that don't report an IP address; is this ...
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SSH connection problem - allowed from LAN but not WAN

I tried to setup my Arch Linux installation to be an SSH host, but here is the thing: I can ssh localhost, it fails to login via public key and asks for username and password, but still able to ...
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eCryptFS Initialization Issues

I'm having issues with the first mount of eCryptFS. Currently when I attempt to mount it mount -t ecryptfs ~/.Private ~/Private However it's erroring. The error in dmesg is the following: Error ...