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...
sudo: sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo

sudo: sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo

We're using an old version of Upstart, on Centos, to manage stopping and starting our Node.js daemons, and one of the things 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...

Ubuntu and webcams

I've had some debugging to do for work for a part of our site that uses webcams but I've been a bit hazey about...

New Ubuntu Jaunty Screen

At the moment I'm trying out the beta for Ubuntu Jaunty and one the first thing I noticed was the new version of screen...

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......

Configuring Tomcat 5.5 and Apache 2 with mod_jk

mod_jk is a conduit between a web server and Tomcat, it supports a variety of web servers including IIS. Using mod_jk to put Apache...

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...

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...

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