[Deskaheh-sysadmin] deskaheh status
finn at animal-liberation.org.nz
Fri Mar 4 20:47:15 PST 2005
On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 10:04:26AM -0500, Damian Gerow wrote:
> Thus spake finn c. (finn at animal-liberation.org.nz) [22/02/05 00:47]:
> : I've fixed these, and noticed another problem - curl refuses to execute
> : http://hamilton.indymeida.org/cronmaster.php [used as a master cron
> : executor]. Wget also fails. I've disabled hamilton's cronjob
> : until we can sort out what is wrong.
> What is the actual failure?
It exits without an http response most times, you can find the long
response [I wouldn't call it an error msg] it gives in
> : I'll have to individually go through the cronjobs and see what is causing
> : the problem, and then reenable hamilton's cronjob. Good to have finally
> : located the cause of the mysql stress though.
> I can offer some help here: sounds like a bunch of grunt work.
> : PHP:
> : PHP was compiled manually by Ski, and is now in need of an upgrade for
> : security. I'm not really familiar with FreeBSD, and I'm not sure of the
> : best way to upgrade it safely. Any help would be appreciated, I don't
> : really want to break this. :)
> I've done a number of PHP upgrades. I've never done a manual PHP install on
> a FreeBSD machine, though, as the ports have always been sufficient for my
> Are there any specific reasons as to why it was installed manually?
According to Ski, it was because the php version shipping with freebsd
was 'horrifically broken' [or words to that effect]. It has since been
upgraded to 4.11, not sure if that will fix the problem.
> : Can anyone point me towards the mysql configuration? I've had a good
> : poke around the system, and I can't find it anywhere. Does it exist?
> Run 'locate my.cnf'. I forget exactly where it is, but that's the
> configuration file.
Yep, that was the first thing I did - nowhere to be found.
> : There's probably a whole lot more tuning that could be done, but I'm not
> : going to mess with anything that ain't broke. Someone with more
> : experience may want to take a poke through the configs though.
> I'll re-offer some help here. I'm not terribly familiar with IMC-specific
> code, but I'm pretty good with FreeBSD: I've been administering FreeBSD
> systems (3.x, 4.x, 5.x, -CURRENT) for about four years now. All I need is
> an account...
Great, before I give you access to the server, do you want to give the
people on this list a brief intro? And if anyone objects to Damian
getting sudo, can they pipe up now? It would be good to establish a bit
of process about this too at some point :)
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