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ArgoEclipse is dead and broken

If you are using ArgoUML and thought “Hey, its written with Eclipse, lets try using it inside Eclipse”. I’m pretty sure you search found ArogEclipse. Please be aware this project looks very dead. I tried to open an perfectly good … Continue reading

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Two enterprise Linux boxes are talking to each other, or not

I setup a  RedHat Enterprise Box that should serve as a httpd server for a Suse Enterprise Server zypper repository and it don’t work. Simple curl also don’t work. If you use curl -1 or curl -3 it works like … Continue reading

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Enterprise Software

I have seen a lot of broken and bad RPM packages. From vmware packages that contains one big tarfile and the rpm-postscript uncompressed this into a directory. To test scripts from Oracle DB 11.2 that does not detect the 32bit … Continue reading

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That happens if you put to much output on your serial console

We searched for multiple days why one of our cluster machines was hanging for a couple of seconds, before it was fenced. We found out that the iptables LOG did put to much output onto the serial. I wrote a … Continue reading

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Oracle vs. Centos

As a lot of people have noticed Oracle is offering a “conversion” script to move from Centos to Oracle Linux. Of course it is not really a conversion, it only moves the yum repos from Centos to Oracle. The existing … Continue reading

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new packages for my default install

In the last couple of week I added 3 new packages to my default install: 1.) atop is a very good extension of top, it includes disk and network utilization among other things. 2.) mosh is a ssh replacement / … Continue reading

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certwatch

Because I just fell into the “forgot the renew my cert” trap again. One very important hint. Install crypto-utils on all machines where ssl-certs are used. It will check automatically all  certs that are used by httpd.

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Weekly Series: Tools you need to know

I wanted to write a weekly series for years. A series of all the cool tools that I show to people very  often and allways create a jaw drop. Thanks to Michael for asking the question that reminded me of … Continue reading

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