Archive for April, 2012


By jbayer - Last updated: Monday, April 30, 2012

An old favorite of mine, a game called Ogre, which was first issued in 1975, is being reissued in a new release. It is being funded using the Kickstart web site, and already has exceeded it’s goals by 1500%. Ogre is a tactical ground combat game set in the late 21st century. In 2085 A.D., armored warfare […]



By jbayer - Last updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

We’ve been using etckeeper lately to back up our /etc directories with a version control system..  I was dissatisfied with it because it was only designed to backup /etc or a specific directory.  It did not have the capability to backup multiple directories, such as /etc, /usr/local/etc, /var/bind I’ve been corresponding with the author, Joey […]


Installing the new Zabbix 2.0.0rc2

By jbayer - Last updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I’ve taken my script for an automatic installation of Zabbix and modified it to install the 2.0.0rc2. It is designed to work with any RHEL5+, CentOS 5+, Scientific Linux 5+ or higher systems. It is best to start with a minimal install. It will download and install all necessary packages. I’ve developed a directory structure […]


Installing Zabbix on Redhat/CentOS – v. 1.5

By jbayer - Last updated: Monday, April 9, 2012

Another update.  Changes below. Updated Zabbix version to 1.8.11 Added install of php-xml and php-xmlrpc, needed for template import Added better Apache config, inspired by Updated URL for epel repo Make default mysql conf file my-large.conf Added option to use Percona server Modified zabbix_agentd.conf to include files from zabbix_agentd.d Changed locations of log files, […]


Patching Checkinstall to save options between runs

By jbayer - Last updated: Thursday, April 5, 2012

I had a problem where I was working on an existing, installed package for our systems here.  I needed to have the new RPMs be the same as the old ones, except for the release number being incremented.  Checkinstall, while a great program, doesn’t do anything to save options, so you have to re-enter them […]