Resize LVM ReiserFS Partition

Mucking about with LVM and partitions isn't really taxing, it's all well documented. Trusting it however is a different matter. I've resized loads of...

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...

rpmdb: Lock table is out of available locker

I had a crazy weird bug today whilst running Puppet on one of our CentOS boxes where no packages were being installed. A quick...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Apache2 with SSL and Tomcat5.5 on Ubuntu

One of the newer features to our site is an access control mechanism to force specific paths to only be delivered over SSL when...

Apache2 ldap auth on Ubuntu Dapper and Feisty

As part of our internal office systems upgrade we have a shiny new LDAP server which we like to use as much as possible....

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