Using PowerDNS with PostgreSQL on Ubuntu Gutsy

We handle DNS for thousands of domains for our customers and whilst our existing solution worked it was very messy to maintain and...

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...

Nexus on Tomcat 5.5 on Ubuntu Hardy

I'm trying out this Continuous Integration fun at the moment. My end game is to get Hudson, Maven and Nexus working together to continuously build...

Disk Quotas On Ubuntu

I've recently needed to add disk usage quotas to a server in order to limit how much data users can store so as not...

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...

do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release No new release found

My HTPC is almost appliance like, in the way I never upgrade it, i.e. this morning it was still running Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal......

Keeping Linux Users In A MySQL Database With libpam-mysql On Ubuntu

I want to have a set of users on my Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx box managed by MySQL, rather than LDAP for a change...

Slow SSH and SCP connections on Ubuntu

My home Ubuntu Jaunty installation often takes a good 40-60 seconds to connect to using SSH, none of the other servers I maintain have...

PHP Java Bridge in Ubuntu Gutsy with Lucene

The php/java bridge it a pretty awesome little protocol that basically lets us use java classes inside our own PHP applications! This lets you...