Feb 212012

I found myself in a situation where I use ssh to remotely connect to Solaris or Linux server from a Windows7 OS. After been connected I had the problem of not been able to use the arrow keys to navigate up and down in the command line history.

Feb 082011

In the end Oracle is killing me softly but surely with their absolute need to profit anything including Solaris error message and updates. In today’s world we constantly needs security updates because of flaws, so why one would not take credit for their bad programming skill, bugs or refuse to provide patches and even worst denies us to see incomplete error messages we received from the OS?!

A lot of people are upset at Oracle with all the bad they are doing to Sun’s legacy. I would love to complain about Oracle to them but they won’t even listen! I now thing they just don’t care. What are they doing to Solaris support? I can’t do much except blog about it because none of the local Oracle staff care or can do much.

Oct 182010

Yes samba can be compiled on Solaris 10. Yes it’s sometime difficult. This post will be on x86 architecture. I have discussed a similar topic in a previous post on SPARC architecture. Again I am here compiling and updating it to a newer version of Samba and still having some issue.

Even I need to re-read my posts whenever I compile Samba… it never seem to work as it should… and here I am writing a new post about it!

Aug 252010

Network card aggregation with Linux RHEL 5.x, (also called port bounding). It mean the merging of two network card into one single virtual (bond0) card. This is non exhaustive information, a mini how-to. for more detail see this link.

May 282010

Here is a start-up script for a flexlm license based software.

Using the start option the script will call itself only to start the daemon as a limited right user called flexlm, it will (switch users) with su. While the startsu will simply start it as the actual current user.

May 272010

Have you seen this error:   ” libc.so.1: version SUNW_1.22 not found ” ?  Yes, then I may have a better solution then a migration…

Apr 232010

This post discusses how to duplicate Solaris 10 boot environment (BE) and how it is possible to Apply the recommended patches (10_Recommended.zip) on that duplicated inactive boot environment. So called “Applying Solaris 10 recommended patches to inactive boot environment”.

Apr 162010

Here is how to compile or, compiling Samba on Solaris 10. This was tested done on SUN SPARC architecture.

“Samba 3.5.1 or 3.5.2 does not compile on Solaris 10…”, yes it does! Read this on how I did it. If are trying to compile 3.5 or  3.5.1 or 3.5.2 or 3.5.3 on Solaris 10 and it stops on “Linking shared library bin/libtalloc.so.2” this is why…

Compiling Samba on Solaris 10 is sometime not that easy but yes it is possible. You could either try it with gnu gcc or with sun studio C compiler. I prefer to do it with gnu gcc since it should be more compatible with autoconf, autogen, and it’s what everyone uses. In several cases I have seen the problem often occurs with ld. Which ld do we use? Is it gnu ld or Solaris provided ld?

Mar 242010

Following my previous blog about “Creating Raid5 under Linux RHEL5.4 using md, lvm and ext4 filesystem.”

I will add some information on how to test if the raid actually does work well. Here is how I did it.

Mar 102010

Here is all the information you will need to create a Raid-5 under Linux with an to create an ext4 partition using LVM or not. I will also add all the commands to create a Volume Group (LVM).

More information: I should first mention that I use a RHEL 5.4 like distribution. RHEL 5.4 means “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4” it can also be “Scientific Linux 5.4” or “CentOS 5.4” since both those Linux distributions are the exact same to RHEL, only they are recompiled from its freely available source. RHEL is not free since you need to paid for license and/or support while the other two are free. Per Linux license Red Hat has to make their source available. It was also successfully tested on RHEL 5.5

Plain and simple you will first need to select a computer add several disks of your choice. I used 1.5TB SATA-3 drive speeding at 300 MB/s. I installed them in a Dell T610 server which has hot swappable disk bracket on the front.

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