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Journal of LTjake (4001)

Monday July 21, 2003
08:17 AM

trustix 2.0

[ #13589 ]

I had been running Trustix 1.8 (well, some sort of 2.0 pre-release...) on my old home machine as a home web/cvs/test server. 3 months ago i upgraded to 2.0 Beta 1, and just this past weekend to the most recent 2.0 Final (Jul 18) [ISO].

There was a bug in anaconda when trying to install my network config w/o specifying a gateway. I put in some faux information and re-configured the network device after the installation finished.

No servers are enabled by default, so I immediately enabled sshd, httpd and xinetd. After adding my user to the root group (so i can su to root while in an ssh session), i removed the monitor and keyboard from the box.

There's a cvs rpm in the contrib area which has worked well for me. I love being able to just tar up my cvsroot directory and seamlessly unarchive it to the new system. I forgot to copy over my cvspserver file for xinetd, but that wasn't too hard to re-do. I guess i should really be using some ssh tunneling or something...

I had tried unsuccessfully to install GD on a previous system via an RPM -- too many dependencies. Compiling from scratch was a snap (CGI::Application::PhotoGallery runs - no sweat). There's an odd problem when installing modules using the CPAN shell -- it doesn't give them enough permissions to let regular users "use" them. I can manually fix that -- but that can be a pain.

I'm kind of fond of pico as an editor (*gasp* :), so i grabbed the pine source, compiled it (... 45 minutes pass ...) and copied the pico binary out. I can manage with vi but I'm not 100% comfortable with it.

I'm going to setup a dev area for a CGI::Application/GEDCOM based family history webapp that i started this weekend. Our current family history site runs on "IGMMak Version 3.0" (1996), which is a sweet app, but isn't very pretty and lacks a few features my father and uncle (who run the site) are wanting. Hopefully, I'll be sharing more on that project here soon.

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