Category Archives: System Administration

Upgrading Gentoo 2007.0 to 10.0

So I left all these servers running gentoo a couple years ago. Now, after all this time (and uptime!), I want to install something. Error: emerge -av portage These are the packages that would be merged, in order: Calculating dependencies … Continue reading

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Cleaning up extracted package contents

I hate it when I download a source archive, uncompress it, and find that instead of creating a package directory, with the contents of the archive, the archive was created with a bunch of files at the root directory. Suppose … Continue reading

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Adding more disk space with LVM2

I’ve always known that virtualizing things can make management of all types of resources easier. Recently, I had the most pleasant experience adding disk space to a virtual machine. Of course, if you use LVM, this can happen just as … Continue reading

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Quick SSH Tip

I’d wager many of you know this already. Having done this a couple times the last two days though, I thought I’d add it for those that don’t. Maybe it’s useful to someone. Problem: You want to log into a … Continue reading

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Microsoft exchange hosting with Sharepoint

I’m a Linux advocate myself. My servers run Linux. I use Linux primarily for my work. At home, I either use Linux or my iMac. While I can get all the services I’m happy with, I have to realize that … Continue reading

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Upgrading to WordPress 2.7

I just updated all my blogs to WordPress 2.7. I like the new admin interface. The upgrade was pleasantly easy and quick.

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