Scribe on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04)

I needed scribe for a bunch of servers that I’m setting up. I found good howtos here and here Then I found this page on how to build .debs for ubuntu. Long story short. Here are scribe packages to save you some time in getting it installed and running… And here are… Continue reading Scribe on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04)

How I installed Kubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) on an HP Mini 110 with full disk encryption

Get a USB drive and make a boot disk from the kubuntu 10.04 CD image as detailed here: Be sure to select persistent storage, “When starting up from this disk, documents and settings will be: ‘Stored in reserved extra space’” I allocated approx 1GB of space for this (You’ll need more than the default… Continue reading How I installed Kubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) on an HP Mini 110 with full disk encryption

Why I prefer Ubuntu

Yet another draft post that I found recently.  Yes, I’m still a fan of Ubuntu. As many of my colleagues know, I’m a huge Debian fan. I love the stability and ease of package management. The primary thing I don’t like about Debian is it’s lack of a release schedule. Their attitude is, “We’ll release… Continue reading Why I prefer Ubuntu

Easy self-signed certificate generation

A simple command generates a self signed certificate ready for use by your Ubuntu Apache server (already referenced to in sites-available/default-ssl) make-ssl-cert generate-default-snakeoil –force-overwrite After that, all you have to do is enable ssl.conf and ssl.load in mods-enabled, restart apache and your off and running! [ad name=”ssl_certificates”]

Upgrading php5-memcache on Ubuntu (Intrepid)

We were having a little problem on our webservers with php5-memcache when we try to utilize multiple memcached servers. The error was: ALERT – canary mismatch on efree() – heap overflow detected (attacker ’10.X.X.X’, file ‘/path/to/file/index.php’) It didn’t come up too frequently in the logs, but it was frequent enough to cause some concern. As… Continue reading Upgrading php5-memcache on Ubuntu (Intrepid)