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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: bind<...
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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? [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. ...
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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 tge11-3.fr4.dal....
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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 ...
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On boot firmware request for intel GMA 3100 chipset timing out

I am currently in the process of installing a Gentoo linux box with a Vanilla 2.6.29-r5 kernel with gentoo-xen-kernel patches in order to run the Xen Hypervisor. After rebooting with the new kernel, ...
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Isn't /etc/profile supposed to be sourced at least once under a graphical linux environment?

Using Gentoo and KDE 4, opening Konsole or xterm doesn't provide defined stuff in /etc/profile. This file is normally sourced by a login shell, but what can be considered as a login shell in a ...
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fail2ban Error Gentoo

I've recently setup a new VPS running Gentoo (My first time using the distro so please forgive me is this is a really easy one) and as I've done with other servers installed fail2ban. Setting it up to ...
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What is the difference betwen mysql and mysql-community?

In Gentoo, what is the difference between mysql, mysql-community, and mysql compiled with --enable-community-features?
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Apache2 quietly breaking, won't make apache2.pid

When I run # /etc/init.d/apache2 restart It happily claims to have started the program, but hasn't actually done so. The output goes a little something like this. www ~ # /etc/init.d/apache2 ...
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Mount an ext3 partition with a 16k blocksize?

We are attempting to recover data from a drive which was formated by Netgear ReadyNas Duo. We have dropped it in a linux box and discovered that it is formated as ext3 with a 16k block size. Mounting ...
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Is Gentoo worth the compile?

I'm working on getting my first server up and running and my dad is trying to convince me that Gentoo is the way to go. Is it worth the compile? I was just planning on using Ubuntu.
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easy_install'ing under different Python version

I'm trying to easy_install a Python 2.5 package, but I've also got Python 3.1 installed, so I get a syntax error: except pkg_resources.VersionConflict, e: ...
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Where is the apache pid file on Gentoo?

I need it to configure Monit, but the path in the sample config file is /usr/local/apache/logs/httpd.pid and it's not there. It's also not anywhere in /etc (at least not with that name).
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Finding Evidence of a Denial of Service Attack (Linux)

We had a Gentoo Linux server (that was updated weekly or bi weekly) that higher ups claimed did a denial of service attack on the whole local network and brought it down. Are there any log files we ...
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Can't emerge fish - dependency htmlview returns 404 or fails on rmd160 verification

Does anyone know how to fix this? I've tried running emerge --sync, but that didn't have any effect. When I download the file manually and move it to /usr/portage/distfiles, I get the error "Failed on ...
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Files in /var/qmail/alias/.maildir/new/

I run a Gentoo (LAMP server) with a qmail. I see that the folder /var/qmail/alias/.maildir/new/ contains 100'000s of files. Do you know how I can have them purged automatically? Thanks for your ...
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ip alias lost when dhcp renews lease

I have a server that I have setup to use dhcp for the main connection information and have an alias set up that my router forwards ports to. Everytime (I think this is what is happening) dhcp renews ...
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Can't find shared lib on an amd64 machine

# /opt/dev/android-sdk/platforms/android-1.5/tools/aapt /opt/dev/android-sdk/platforms/android-1.5/tools/aapt: error while loading shared libraries: libz.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such ...
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Install coverage-3.0.1 to gentoo

I have installed coverage-2.85 version, but I need coverage-3.0.1 I have last version of portage. [I] dev-python/coverage Available versions: 2.77 2.85 {test} Installed versions: 2.85(...
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How do I run a 32bit programme on amd64 server?

As a followup to this question, I have discovered that this closed source programme is 32bit and I have an amd64 server. The server is gentoo that has recently been upgraded. What do I need to ...
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Gentoo emerge a package gives 404s - Do I need to --sync?

I've got a gentoo server here. It hasn't been upgraded in a good long while. I just tried to emerge a package, and it tries to download things, but all fails with 404. I can get other web access fine. ...
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Bash can't start a programme that's there and has all the right permissions

This is a gentoo server. There's a programme prog that can't execute. (Yes the execute permission is set) About the file $ ls prog $ ./prog bash: ./prog: No such file or directory $ file prog prog: ...
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How to check which group has a specified permission to do sth?

It seems my user's group has no right to bind a port less than 1024. Also I once that my user group can not operate the sound card, I add myselft to the sound group. But I want the general answer, ...
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“SSL error parse tlsext” on large commit to SVN via Apache, Gentoo

This happens only on large commit (resulting in a failed commit): Revelant section from virtual host config in Apache <LimitExcept GET PROPFIND OPTIONS REPORT> Require valid-user &...
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Performance and Utilization monitoring of Xen Dom0

We run a mixed bag of Citrix XenServer and Gentoo/Xen virtualization platforms in our company. In general, we use XenServer where we have shared storage (SAN, iSCSI or whatever) and Gentoo/Xen where ...
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What is the difference between a DOS and Solaris MBR?

I have been playing around with a VM trying to install Gentoo, and it seems there are two options for my Master Boot Record : DOS and Solaris. What is the difference? Which should I choose, or are ...
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Installing an OS from a netbooted Linux image [closed]

Let's say that you're working on a strange machine with these limitations: You don't have physical access at all. You get a serial console, and a network. You get one of six Linux installs to work ...
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What next after Ubuntu? Arch Linux / FreeBSD / Gentoo

I have been using Ubuntu, mainly as a production system for a very long time. Fedora Core and Mandrake before that. I am a developer, mostly working over networking core - L3/L4. I wish to graduate to ...
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can't make distcc work through the network

I'm trying to use distcc to compile C/C++ programs using more than one computer through the network. I'm using only two computers for now, but I intend to use more when it works with those two. I'm ...
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How can I get into a gentoo-linux machine if I hosed PAM?

While updating my gentoo linux box, I managed to mess up PAM. Now I can't login! Here's the message I get login: <I type my name, enter> /bin/login: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Minimizing emerge impact on a low-mem/high load system?

Any best practices on minimizing system performance impact during emerging?
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How do I move a Linux software RAID to a new machine?

I have a newly built machine with a fresh Gentoo Linux install and a software RAID 5 array from another machine (4 IDE disks connected to off-board PCI controllers). I've successfully moved the ...
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Preventing specific packages from getting installed in Gentoo?

I want to install some package with not very useful dependencies (for example I want xorg-x11 without any xterm, xclock etc) and when I try to put dependencies in package.mask portage just complains ...
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Python 3.* on Gentoo [closed]

How to install python 3.* on Gentoo without compiling by hand? Are there any ebuild or overlay for this? UPDATE: now it's absolutely possible without any hacks
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Source based distros vs Prebuilt package based distros

I wonder what is the general preference and where does it come from. Having used FreeBSD actively for a couple of years I'm leaning towards Gentoo, but I've had an unpleasant experience of wasting ...
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What are some useful utils when using Gentoo Linux?

I want to make a list of utilities that come in handy in Gentoo? What tools and commands do you use and consider helpful in administration of a Gentoo system/server?
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Can I stop a Gentoo “emerge world” to add a feature or use flag I forgot?

Can I stop a Gentoo "emerge world" to add a feature or use flag I forgot? If so, how much pain am I in for, and what steps would you recommend for safely getting the system back on its feet? Thanks.