Gentoo Linux is a source-based Linux distro that uses the Portage package management system.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
2answers
800 views

Distribution/setup for shared web hosting

I'm currently administrating a Gentoo server hosting a few dozen websites for friends and people with common interests. I may be moving to a new server soon, and with that comes the possibility to ...
2
votes
1answer
444 views

“Crashed” for init script

After moving to new baselayout2 in gentoo I always have rtorrentd [ crashed ] even though it runs in screen with no issues. Here are the conf.d: # Owner of ...
1
vote
1answer
289 views

Vsftpd crashes if I add anon_root directive

Here is a full config : anonymous_enable=YES local_enable=YES write_enable=YES local_umask=022 anon_upload_enable=YES anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES xferlog_enable=YES connect_from_port_20=YES ...
0
votes
1answer
391 views

BIND periodically stops responding to local network queries

I have a very strange intermittent issue with BIND. I am running a redhat server (although my Gentoo boxes do the same thing periodically) and every once in awhile if you change the zone file in any ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Setting up libvirt with remote access on gentoo: not listening tls port

I'm trying to set up libvirtd on my headless gentoo server. I'd like to have remote control via tls. I've followed libvirt remote access guide, but it don't work for me: client virt-manager shows ...
1
vote
1answer
263 views

Does XenServer 5.6's pygrub require initrd?

I'm trying to run Gentoo paravirtualized under XenServer 5.6. Now, Gentoo is perfectly capable of booting without initrd, so my question is: Do I need an initrd for pygrub to work? Earlier ...
3
votes
2answers
504 views

Layman overlays and Puppet

We're starting to use Puppet as a way of managing configuration across our various servers. We have a Portage repository with a few packages of our own, with each machine using Layman to manage the ...
2
votes
5answers
590 views

Someone from china wants kill my entry bandwidth?

Someoen from china with two different ip is downloading the same big file from my server. Their ip are: 122.89.45.210 60.210.7.62 They requesting this file and downloading more than 20 times per ...
1
vote
1answer
385 views

apxs error: gcc: no suchf file or directory

i am trying to install mod_xsendfile to my gentoo server. I did: cd /usr/local/apache/bin ./apxs -cia /mod_xsendfile.c and doenst' work. it says: gcc: /mod_sendfile.c: No such file or directory ...
0
votes
1answer
140 views

emerge only prints it's parameters along with “Wrong gcc version” message

Our gentoo server has been left in inconsistent state. I don't know what have been done wrong previously, but now I need to fix the system somehow. I've tried to do revdep-rebuild, but it has failed: ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Linux's best filesystem to work with 10000's of files without overloading the system I/O

It is known that certain AMD64 Linuxes are subject of being unresponsive under heavy disk I/O (see Gentoo forums: AMD64 system slow/unresponsive during disk access (Part 2)), unfortunately have such ...
0
votes
2answers
428 views

Gentoo box can't cURL or ping after restarting net.eth1

the following is completely baffling me. We currently have a gentoo box which acts as our LAMP, DNS, DHCP server. This is assigned a static IP on the network. This server is connected directly to the ...
0
votes
4answers
4k views

How to emerge different versions , ebuilds of php

I'm trying to compile a lower version of php (5.2) as gentoo is selecting 5.3 and i'm having some coding issues with the new version nano /etc/portage/package.use =dev-lang/php-5.2.14 ~amd64 still ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

how can I figure out how much a server will “take” until it goes unresponsive

I have a problem that probably MANY people have, and it's servers that are going "unresponsive" over the time The problem: HOW can I figure it out how much a server can handle, I never did studies on ...
0
votes
1answer
251 views

Apache 2.2.16 + PHP 5.2.14 sometimes causes Apache to not stop properly

Sometimes, Apache decides not to shut down nicely. killall apache2 or kill -9 (apache2 PID here) shuts it down so that it can actually start back up without the port being in use. Other posts seem to ...
1
vote
1answer
816 views

Poor iptables network forwarding performance

This is my firewall script: WAN_NIC="ppp0" LAN_NIC="eth1" DYN_ADDR="yes" iptables -P INPUT DROP iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT iptables -P FORWARD DROP iptables -t nat -P PREROUTING ACCEPT iptables -t ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Kernel Panic with gentoo boot (root partition not found)

Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(1,0) grub.conf default 0 timeout 30 splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz title Gentoo Linux 2.6.34-r6 root (hd0,0) ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

Help to modify an ebuild on Gentoo

This is my first time using Gentoo and I am quite lost. I want to install Nginx. The current ebuild does not have support for limitproxy http://nginxlimitproxy.sourceforge.net I can see I have to ...
1
vote
1answer
279 views

Specify outgoing address for cron messages with postfix

I have a server with Gentoo and Postfix. Postfix is configured so that all e-mail messages are routed through an external relay which requires a particular address in 'From'. From ...
0
votes
3answers
386 views

Monitoring HP and Dell hardware in Gentoo

I'm working in an environment that features a large number of Gentoo servers running on HP ProLiant and Dell PowerEdge equipment. While I've moved some of these systems to RedHat or CentOS for ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Installing mod_proxy for apache on Gentoo

I just switched over to working with a gentoo server, and am having problems installing apache with mod_proxy. I've gone over many of the documents for using the USE command but haven't figured out ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

crontab -e on gentoo failing: “chown: Operation not permitted”

I can't run crontab -e as a regular user on a gentoo box I've got. Here's a transcript: ben@tools ~ $ crontab -e # (I add something trivial, like a new line containing "#foo") crontab: installing ...
0
votes
1answer
744 views

Prevent emerge from downgrading packages

I have a lot of packages (>10) installed with ~amd64 keyword and I want to keep my base system stable. But emerge -uD world will downgrade all unstable package. I want solution for emerging only ...
2
votes
2answers
390 views

Postgresql migration disaster?

I am running Gentoo. I upgraded from Postgresql 8.2.7 to 9.0.1. Somewhere in the upgrade process, the old Postgresql got unmerged unstead of getting slotted, so it's gone. The old version is also gone ...
0
votes
1answer
292 views

Xen kernel can't see 2 disks of 6 of 1TB, does it have a limitation?

Linux gentoo-xen 2.6.18-xen-r12 #3 SMP Tue Oct 5 09:28:53 PDT 2010 x86_64 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5506 @ 2.13GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux I have 6 disks of 1 TB and i can't see all of them only 4, can ...
3
votes
4answers
20k views

Why is my filesystem being mounted read-only in linux?

I am trying to set up a small linux system based on Gentoo on a VirtualBox machine, as a step towards deploying the same system onto a low-spec Single Board Computer. For some reason, my filesystem is ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

IPsec/L2TP VPN with OSX client: xl2tpd reports “maximum retries exceeded”

I'm following this guide for getting an IPsec/L2TP VPN server set up on a Gentoo machine, and I'm having trouble getting an OS X client to connect. From the logs, I believe I'm making an IPsec ...
0
votes
1answer
570 views

openvz quota error on gentoo

My system is Gentoo amd64, with latest update. I emerged the latest openvz, and want to start a Ubuntu VPS on my system. I am using the 'basic' configuration file, and the quota options are set as ...
0
votes
2answers
603 views

Kernel compilation options on gentoo with genkernel [closed]

I use genkernel to compile kernel on gentoo. How do I choose kernel configuration. Gentoo Handbook http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/genkernel.xml says: Device Drivers ---> Networking Support ...
1
vote
1answer
388 views

PPTP-Gateway routes icmp but no http

got a very strange behaviour with a Gentoo-based PPTP-Gateway here. I configured the VPN and the default routes - from the Gateway itself, the connections out to the VPN work great. But from the ...
0
votes
1answer
254 views

mysql emerge error upon compiling.. is that normal?

* configure: WARNING: unrecognized options: --with-plugindir, --without-plugin-example, --without-plugin-ibmdb2i, --without-plugin-ndbcluster, --witho$ * configure: WARNING:$ unrecognized options: ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Can Jdownloader be installed into text mode in linux without X11?

I'm insterested into installing Jdownloader into text mode in linux, i want to use the api it has to control the downloads from a web application Do you guys think that's possible in gentoo? if so , ...
1
vote
1answer
181 views

MySQL has stopped accepting connections from other users than root

I'm running a mysql-server a long with apache and tomcat on a Gentoo box. To administer mysql I'm using phpMyAdmin. A couple of hours ago I received a call -- a user was unable to login to phpmyadmin. ...
3
votes
4answers
4k views

How to choose python version to install in gentoo

I'm using linux gentoo and i want to install python2.5 but it's a problem. emerge -av python shows These are the packages that would be merged, in order: Calculating dependencies... done! [ebuild ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

gentoo zlib removed = portage corrupted

Hello I'm using gentoo not for a long time and have made such mistake: I've removed zlib package from system. Now i've got my portage system corrupted: # emerge --sync Traceback (most recent call ...
-2
votes
4answers
319 views

Where is the Linux source kept in a Rackspace Gentoo VPS?

I'm emerging udev and it complains it couldn't find the kernel sources under /usr/src/linux (there's nothing inside /usr/src/ indeed). As a result, it tries to take the version from the currently ...
0
votes
2answers
494 views

Running a binary executable as an auto-starting service on Gentoo

I have a Gentoo box on Linode and couldn't get to install MongoDB thorough Portage, so I'm running the static binary I downloaded from the website. How do I make it run as a service, and how do I ...
0
votes
1answer
318 views

Best linux distribution for Java build server &

we are trying to setup a build server for building our Java projects. Following software will be installed: * Subversion * Jira/Confluence/Crucible/Fisheye ... * Bamboo (continuous integration ...
2
votes
3answers
5k views

spawn-fcgi/ fast CGi php crashes without traces in logs, on Gentoo

I recently moved from apache to a Nginx/fastcgi solution, I had it running on a Fedora system and had no problems, but, since i moved all to Gentoo , the Spawn-fCGI / fastcgi php daemon dies, and i ...
0
votes
2answers
754 views

RAID FS detection at boot time

An excerpt from dmesg: md: Autodetecting RAID arrays. md: Scanned 2 and added 2 devices. md: autorun ... md: considering sdb1 ... md: adding sdb1 ... md: adding sda1 ... md: created md1 md: ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Linux boot on a raid1 software raid?

I am trying to convert my single disk boot to a raid1 boot So far here is what i have: I sucessfully create the raid 1 as degraded with the new drive alone, I copied all the data on it I can mount ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Using gentoo, how does one stick -9999 ebuild to a specific svn revision?

As an example given the django-9999 ebuild, to match a developer's environment I need to checkout R12120 from trunk. Installing Django manually is not an option due to package management reasons. But ...
0
votes
2answers
508 views

segfault with mod_wsgi / mod_python after Python upgrade on Gentoo

I'm having a problem after upgrading from Python 2.5 to 2.6 I'm using Gentoo and running a Django app with Apache 2 and mod_python. After the upgrade I started getting a segfault when I try to access ...
6
votes
3answers
6k views

Linux bridging not forwarding packets

I am trying to set up a Linux bridge with 2 ethernet interfaces and cannot get it to work correctly. I am using Gentoo Linux and thought it would be quite easy but I end up having trouble getting ...
1
vote
2answers
231 views

Monitor dual intel xeon cpu load?

I have a Dell 1950 Poweredge server with two Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.33 GHZ and 16 GB of RAM under Gentoo Linux. I'm running heavy calculation task which I don't know how they were implemented ... Top ...
1
vote
1answer
412 views

Video on demand streaming for Gentoo ppc64

I want to setup a vod streaming server on my ppc64 Gentoo. It should be able to : Work headless. Stream to iPhone, MacOS and if possible to Linux (rtsp protocol ?). Stream different formats like ...
6
votes
1answer
369 views

Centralize authentication and user's home folder

We have about 7 Linux servers and from time to time we setup a new one... For each new install we have to create the same users and ask them to change their default passwords to new ones ... Plus for ...
0
votes
1answer
144 views

Database or website of kernel config files? [closed]

I've experienced some kernel panic after trying to compile gentoo kernel for a Sun UltraSPARC T5120 Server. The kernel panic came from a missing support for the SAS disk controller in the menu config. ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Make avahi advertise multiple machine

Is it possible that a single machine running avahi advertises other machines sharing files over afp ? I have different machines running Gentoo but I don't want to run avahi on each server.
0
votes
3answers
123 views

How to mark all packages under dev-ruby/ with keywords “~amd64” in portage?

I would like to use the ~amd64 test branch for dev-ruby/* packages.