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fix php 5.5.12 (dotdeb) permissions

June 14, 2014 Comments off

When upgrading to php 5.5.12 (dotdeb)..the /etc/php5/fpm/pool.d/www.conf file is updated. If your running php-fpm as a socket, these lines need to be uncommitted.

; Set permissions for unix socket, if one is used. In Linux, read/write
; permissions must be set in order to allow connections from a web server. Many
; BSD-derived systems allow connections regardless of permissions.
; Default Values: user and group are set as the running user
; mode is set to 0660
listen.owner = www-data = www-data
listen.mode = 0660

listen = /var/run/php5-fpm.sock

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Centos 5.6

April 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Centos 5.6 is out. Check out the announcement and upgrade info at:



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2.6.38 kernel for squeeze

March 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Installing the new 2.6.38 kernel is pretty straightforward in Debian 6.

First make sure you have the following packages installed:

wget tar bzip2 build-essential libncurses-dev kernel-package fakeroot

Then do this:

tar jxvf linux-2.6.38.tar.bz2
cp /boot/config-$(uname -r) /usr/src/linux-2.6.38/.config
cd linux-2.6.38; make menuconfig
make-kpkg clean
fakeroot make-kpkg –initrd –revision=custom.1.0 kernel_image

to install

dpkg -i ../linux-image-2.6.38_custom.1.0_*.deb

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Debian 6 Released!

February 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Debian 6 is out.

I notice no problems at all. If you are getting remaining files not updated after apt-get update, try aptitude update and aptitude upgrade. That usually resolves any problems.

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Add dotdeb gpg key

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

cat dotdeb.gpg |  apt-key add –

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Debian Squeeze sources.list with dotdeb

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

deb squeeze main
deb-src squeeze main
deb squeeze/updates main
deb-src squeeze/updates main
deb squeeze all
deb-src squeeze all
deb-src squeeze main non-free contrib
deb squeeze main
deb sid main

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minimal dovecot.conf for Ubuntu, Centos, and Debian

November 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Here is a minimal doveconf for Ubutnu Maverick. It includes sasl. This also works for Debian including squeeze, and Centos. Debian and Centos use dovecot.pem for both ssl_cert_file and ssl_key_file.

protocols = imaps pop3 pop3s imap
mail_privileged_group = mail
disable_plaintext_auth = no
ssl_cert_file = /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem
ssl_key_file = /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.key
auth default {
mechanisms = plain login
passdb pam {
userdb passwd {
socket listen {
client {
path = /var/spool/postfix/private/auth
mode = 0660
user = postfix
group = postfix

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