Zend OPcache PHP package for Debian

[2015-05-05] Updated with 7.0.5 I’ve built a Zend OPcache package for PHP 5.4 that comes with Debian Wheezy due to the simple fact that there just isn’t one out there. The package will place the precompiled PHP extension (amd64) into the right place, and put down a basic config. What you need to know Built with Zend OPcache 7.0.5 on Debian Wheezy (7). The module lives at /usr/lib/php5/20100525/ The config is in /etc/php5/mods-available/opcache.ini A symlink in /etc/php5/conf.d/20-opcache.ini points to the above config file. Hope you find this handy, and let me know if you find any bugs with the package. …

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Linux Malware Detect, Debian, and Plesk

Package installation The easiest way to install Linux Malware Detect will be to use a package. Jan Wagner has put a lot of effort into debianising LMD so a big shout out to him (his Github repo). I merely built the package from the repo. So without further ado, here is the download. maldetect_1.4.2+dfsg-13_all.deb Manual installation Linux Malware Detect will not run out of the box in monitor mode (scan mode works fine) on a Debian system. There are a few things you need to do to get it working. LMD comes with a 32-bit inotifywait binary and associated libinotifytools library. Debian Wheezy will …

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Graphing Postfix with Cacti

[Updated 2015-03-09] There are a bunch of articles and information on this topic out there, but most of them either don’t work, are outdated, or are scattered across multiple pages on the Cacti forums. I’ve worked out the kinks for you, so here’s what you need to do to graph Postfix with Cacti.This was performed on Debian 6 with Cacti 0.8.7g from the apt repository but should work on other distros too.Note that this article tackles graphing the sent, received, rejected, bounced, spam, and virus statistics. It does not graph mail queues. You need two files, the first is which you’ll …

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P2V old linux distributions with VMware Converter

Just the other day, I had the “privilege” of P2V’ing some really old CentOS 3.7 and 3.8 physical servers. The process certainly had it’s challenges. Here is how I did it. Very old distributions of Linux will not support any of the virtual SCSI controllers provided to the guest by vSphere. You need to firstly convert the disks to IDE, then modify GRUB to boot the OS from the converted IDE disks. P2V the server When till the process is completes, or errors at at the end. We will now convert the disks to IDE. Edit the VM’s Settings and …

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Installing Dropbox on a Debian server

There are a lot of old instructions on how to install Dropbox on a headless linux server, most of them outdated. I had to recently go through this pain myself so i’ve compiled a set of updated instructions to make life easier for you. These were performed on a clean Debian 6 install, so you may already have some of the dependencies required, along with the Dropbox client v1.4. Installing Dropbox on a Debian server without a GUI. Install the following packages with aptitude to satisfy the dependencies of Dropbox. python-gtk2 libatk1.0-0 libcairo2 libglib2.0-0 libgtk2.0-0 libpango1.0-0 There’ll be a bunch more packages you’ll have to …

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