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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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Exim TLS and Secure SMTP

I'm in the process of converting an existing mail server to support encrypted SMTP for our clients, but I've run into this brick wall with very little useful log data to help me forward. Everything ...
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Have new files inherit their folder's extended ACLs

We are moving our web files from AFS to a local volume with the acl flag set. We use extended ACLs for our permissions so users can edit different parts of our websites. In AFS, when you create a new ...
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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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umask is being ignored on Gentoo while creating new files

I have a server running Gentoo and hosting a drupal installation. Whenever a Drupal update is executed, the directory permissions of the updated module turn from 755 to 744 preventing the application ...
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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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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. ...