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Recovering Windows user back on *NIX, writing and consuming open source.


Dec
19
comment How to find error messages from Linux init.d/rc.d scripts?
Thanks everyone for the variety of approaches. I'm marking this one as the solution since it covers the various aspects most completely.
Dec
17
comment How to find error messages from Linux init.d/rc.d scripts?
Is [ -r ... ] a test to check if it exists?
Dec
17
comment How to find error messages from Linux init.d/rc.d scripts?
Thanks, this is closer to what I was looking for. I know how to redirect I/O but I didn't know how to call into the logger.
Dec
17
comment How to find error messages from Linux init.d/rc.d scripts?
@quanta that has some helpful tips, thanks.
Dec
17
comment Linux Filesystem Organization
Thanks for the TLDP link as well.
Dec
15
comment Linux Filesystem Organization
I also referenced it in the question...
Dec
15
comment Linux Filesystem Organization
Interesting, the package manager didn't have the version of a particular package I wanted but I thought I'd let it install it anyway and see where it put things. It splayed it's bits all over /usr/share/*...
Dec
15
comment Linux Filesystem Organization
Nice heuristics. Thanks!
Dec
15
comment Linux Filesystem Organization
Good additions to the above description with the comments about package managers and config locations. Thanks!
Feb
9
comment Deploy Jetty as port 80 daemon on Linux
Thanks guys. Both answers were helpful to the task. I gave the solution to @Redmumba since the daemonize part wasn't mentioned in the links above.
Feb
9
comment Deploy Jetty as port 80 daemon on Linux
Thanks. I added this to /etc/rc.d/rc.local: /sbin/iptables -t nat -I PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 8080 and it forwards all external port 80 traffic to my Jetty daemon on port 8080.
Feb
9
comment CentOS 5.5 Install Customization
Thanks. Now that I've got a setup that I'm mostly happy with, I'll look into using it to configure kickstart.
Feb
9
comment CentOS 5.5 Install Customization
Thanks. Now that I've got a setup that I'm mostly happy with, I'll look into using it to configure kickstart.
Feb
9
comment CentOS 5.5 Install Customization
I had the most success with this process: 1. Uncheck all of the default package groups (e.g., "Desktop - GNOME"), 2. Choose "Customize now", 3. Add all packages you want to install but never remove anything that is already checked.
Feb
9
comment CentOS 5.5 Install Customization
Thanks, Aaron. It seems that the rule-of-thumb must be to never remove, only add packages. And Customize later since during install doesn't seem to work consistently. My target install is somewhere between Server-GUI and Desktop-Gnome. Do you know if you have to pick one of the default install groups?
Feb
9
comment CentOS 5.5 Install Customization
So does anyone actually use the Package Manager or is it just considered broken? No one has seemed surprised about the inconsistent behavior.
Feb
8
comment Deploy Jetty as port 80 daemon on Linux
Thanks. I like the simplicity of the daemonize approach. Plus it does not appear to be limited to Java.
Mar
10
comment What's the lowest cost, legal, Microsoft server stack you can assemble?
+1 Now that's the kind of answer that I was wanting to hear: something different than the obvious lowest end versions of the regular products.
Mar
9
comment What's the lowest cost, legal, Microsoft server stack you can assemble?
It's a community wiki, please feel free to improve it rather than just voting it down.
Mar
8
comment What's the lowest cost, legal, Microsoft server stack you can assemble?
Well, the question is mine not the community's and I think it is a fair question, albeit one that is hard to find a single correct answer for. How about I start an answer that is a community wiki? Would that satisfy your perspective?