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Sharing distfiles between FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Gentoo

Currently I have a few FreeBSD servers with one of them acting as build box sharing its /usr/ports and /usr/ports/distfiles (as separate file systems) through NFS. Recently I've added OpenBSD and ...
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VMware: How to keep time in guest after suspend

I have Gentoo installed as guest OS. I have hardware clock synced with host system, but the clock of OS tend to be wrong after suspend. The only solution I find out is run hwclock -s frequently via ...
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vsftpd over xinetd: connection refused

I've been banging my head against this for hours and I'm stumped. I am setting up a Gentoo Linux box with vsftpd. I can get it to work as a standalone daemon, but not with xinetd. When I try to ...
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Gentoo apache configuration. virtual hosts problem

I use LAMP and add to it virtual host ololo.loc! when I use links http://ololo.loc it works and i can see file from /var/www/ololo.loc/ when I use localhost in links it works too and i can see file ...
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Gentoo headless server suddenly hangs and needs a reboot to recover

Recently my gentoo server began dropping all network connections. Since it's a headless server hidden in a closet I don't have any other means of logging on, so I'm unable to get in when this happens. ...
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Is it possible to create and setup a virtual machine from command line?

I currently have a dedicated server running Gentoo Linux with only an SSH access and I was wondering if it's possible to create and setup a virtual machine from command line using VirtualBox ? (Like ...
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gentoo kernel compile bzImage error — bad register name '%dill'

I'm installing gentoo Linux and I just installed my kernel, but has to configure. When I compile my kernel with make && make modules_install, it gives me an error in the end saying: arch/x86/...
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PHP Threading on Gentoo

PHP on Gentoo supports the threads USE flag. As far as I know, PHP does not support true threading; I am only aware of the ability to fork using pcntl_fork(), but this functionality is provided by the ...
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Gentoo server with suPHP cannot create child processes - out of memory

The exact error message is this: 12)Cannot allocate memory: couldn't create child process: /usr/sbin/suphp for <php script file> This is not a VPS, it's a generic Gentoo server. There is 1G ...
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Postfix, SASL, MySQL Issues

Ok, a recent Gentoo upgrade for Postfix/Cyrus SASL/MySQL packages broke something. I'm at my wits end, no idea what the problem is. main.cf # local settings. Remember any domain you want treated as ...
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PHP only loads extension if apc.so is located in my www folder

This is pretty strange situation I am getting. I have installed apc (with ./configure and make) on my LAMP gentoo with PHP 5.2. To get apc loaded i need to place apc.so in my www php directory ...
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Failed installing APC?

I am trying to install APC on a gentoo with php 5.2 Here teh full command i Lanched: mkdir /home/APC-php cd /home/APC-php wget http://pecl.php.net/get/APC tar -xzvf APC cd APC-3.1.9 /usr/local/php5/...
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Help me install APC on Gentoo

I have PHP 5.2 and Gentoo base system version 1.6.14 I launched: emerge dev-php5/pecl-apc But it failed at: * checking ebuild checksums ;-) ... [ ok ] * ...
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 /etc/postfix/main....
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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 [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 ...
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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 ...