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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Kernel compilation options on gentoo with genkernel

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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 , ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Database or website of kernel config files?

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. ...
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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.
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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.
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How to let the admin get noticed when 500 errors occurred in nginx?

How to let the admin get noticed when 500 errors occurred in nginx?
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Traceroute failed, how to resolve?

wget works fine with speedtest.net, but traceroute does not. How to resolve this? traceroute to www.speedtest.net (69.17.117.207), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets ... 4 ...
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Gentoo Portage, why PostgreSQL 8.4 is named as postgresql-base?

Where does the -base come from? Why the word base, as version 8.1 is simply named postgresql.
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Set default MySQL connect charset for PHP (in RHEL)?

We're running a hundred or so legacy PHP websites on an older server which runs Gentoo Linux. When these sites were built latin1 was still the common charset, both in PHP and MySQL. To make sure ...
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php-cgi dies quietly every few hours in low traffic

php-cgi -v PHP 5.2.11-pl1-gentoo (cgi-fcgi) (built: Dec 21 2009 09:10:29) Copyright (c) 1997-2009 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2009 Zend Technologies System info ...