[Deskaheh-sysadmin] deskaheh status
dgerow at afflictions.org
Fri Mar 4 21:11:34 PST 2005
Thus spake finn c. (finn at animal-liberation.org.nz) [04/03/05 23:48]:
: > Are there any specific reasons as to why [PHP] 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.
Strange. I've run PHP on pretty much every version of 4.x (except 4.11),
and never had problems with it. I can look into it, but having Ski pipe up
as to why specifically it was broken would help.
: > : 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 might be a my.cnf.sample. I seem to remember that it's somewhere in
Nope. mysql(1) says it's in /usr/local/etc/my.cnf. That doesn't say that
it exists, 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 :)
Well, my name is (obviously) Damian. I recently resuscitated IMC Ontario
(as well as the IMC Canada gateway, and a few other Canadian IMCs), called
McLuhan, after it was cracked (a few times). I've been working with kev on
a few things, and if all works out well, there's some fun things in store
I've worked off-and-on, officially and unofficially, for about ten years
with computers. Coder, administrator, security consultant, network bitch,
CTO, VP Technology, and gopher are all titles I've held.
I only really started to use FreeBSD about four years ago, when I took up
position as a network admin at a local ISP; at that point I had been working
with Linux and Solaris for a few years. That involved all the stereotypical
small ISP responsibilities: databases, web serving, e-mail (and all aspects
thereof), security, help desk, whatever. Basically, if an ISP could see use
for a given application, I've at least installed it to see if it would help
Not sure what else is needed. I (obviously) live in Ontario, Canada, and
have a pretty keen interest in seeing indymedia.org work. I've been hanging
around IRC and some lists for a number of years now, and pitching in where I
can. I had to leave my job for personal reasons about this time last year,
and to help fill in all the spare time I have, I've been paying more
attention to the lists, and sticking my head in more often.
I'm pretty anal about documentation, but don't have a stable word processor
for the amd64 branch of FreeBSD, so there's none of that for now (until I
learn TeTex or some other such nonsense).
My PGP key can be obtained via public keyserver, or downloaded directly from
<https://www.afflictions.org/~dgerow/dgerow.gpg>. My key fingerprint is in
the header of every e-mail I send.
Let me know if there's anything I left out...
More information about the Deskaheh-sysadmin