collectd

collectd illegal attempt to update using time when last update time is (minimum one...

Whilst debugging our CollectD and Graphite setup, I found that CollectD was generating hundreds of repeated errors. Jun 13 17:11:14 hmon collectd: rrdtool plugin:...

10 Most Used Linux Commands

Whilst skimming my Bash history today looking for an esoteric one liner I'd written earlier I started to ponder what my most used commands...

Turning CPAN modules in to deb with dh perl make

Some of our PERL tools require some CPAN modules that are not part of the standard Ubuntu distribution. It's obviously possible to install the...

File Roller and 7zip

I recently needed to extract a file with the new, popular 7zip compression, which Ubuntu's File Roller doesn't support out of the box. Enabling...

Changing deb package architecture

We have several PHP applications and libraries incorrectly packaged for i386 rather than all, which means they wont install to our nice new shiny...

Linux Command Line AVI Repair

Recently I had an avi file with a broken index that needed to be repaired. After a quick search and read of some man...

Saving the RAID

I managed to screw up my home machine when upgrading from Dapper to Hardy somehow, so decided to flatten and reinstall Hardy from scratch. This...

svn: Aborting commit: remains in conflict

I got this annoying SVN error today, that I hadn't come across before. Even after resolving the conflict in the file, highlighted by lots...

xend refusing to start

We recently had a few power outages at work, some scheduled, some not, and this played havoc with our xen servers. One of the problems...

Installing OpenSIPS on Redhat Enterprise Linux 5

We've got to set up a SIP Registrar for a fantastic new project that one of our clients recently announced ;) on RHEL5 so...