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  • Ubuntu Installation

    In the last few days, I've been testing SquirrelMail. It's neat. Really ugly, but neat as it is very small and still quite functional.

    To install on Ubuntu, just use apt-get install as in:

    apt-get install squirrelmail

    The available plugins as of Ubuntu 10.04:

      squirrelmail-compatibility - SquirrelMail plugin: Let other plugins work with older/newer SM versions
      squirrelmail-decode - SquirrelMail support for decoding exotic character sets
      squirrelmail-locales - Translations for the SquirrelMail Webmail package
      squirrelmail-lockout - SquirrelMail plugin:
  • Today we had a problem with a combo of website that we never tried to run together.

    Looking into it, it was definitely a problem with SSL. However, Apache2 would tell us absolutely nothing about it. No error or access logs. I think this is because it would happen at the time Apache and the client negotiate the SSL connection and Apache does not report such problems (at least by default, it might in case you turn on some debug mode?)

    We had two different settings for two websites using the snakeoil certificate (As we test on VM machines, we use the snakeoil certificate as an easy way to check ...

  • As I wanted to use SugarCRM on my new server, I looked into the Community Edition and apparently the company is not willing to convert their code so it works under PHP 7.

    So that would not work on a newer system because the code uses quite a few forbidden mechanism (wrong class definitions, old defunct functions...) and that prevents to even instal the system on your machine.

    Now, I have looked closer into it and I am getting a version that works pretty darn well already. I still have some issues here and there, but I think you can already make use of that version. Except for one thing which ...

  • Today I ran in an error that looked like this:

    Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in <path>/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.module on line 1214.

    The line number may vary depending on the version you are using. At the time, I had Drupal 6.14 and the line number was 1214.

    The problem is with a node that has an invalid definition of its taxonomy field. In other words, the $node->taxonomy is not defined. If it were an empty array, the function would not fail.

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  • I actually remembered that would do what I wanted to do and even better than the couple of things I tested before. It will broadcast everything everywhere. In a way, a bit scary!

    There are 45 systems as of today (Jul 11, 2009) where your posts will automatically be posted.

    And if you want to know, you will need a user key for everything to work. When logged in your account, go to

    You key is a long string of letters and digits (for those in the known, it is called an md5sum)

  • I always have had problems with the <p> tag in HTML.

    Now, I was happy to find the solution to a problem I hit several times and finally solved with a big smile.

    In most cases I use <div> (division) tags to create web pages. That's easy because those don't generally use any padding or margin. So you build all sorts of complex tree with that and the result is just perfect.

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  • I ran in a problem with tripwire, it did not want to generate the <hostname>.twd file under /var/lib/tripwire

    I could see that because it reports, once a day, whether tripwire ran sucessfully or not. It was not and the main error was: the tripwire database does exist which is actually shown as:

    ### Error: File could not be opened.
    ### Filename: /var/lib/tripwire/<hostname>.twd
    ### No such file or directory
    ### Exiting...

    That, in itself, looks easy to fix. So I ran tripwire --init and voià!

    sudo tripwire --init

    As usual, it print a few errors and ignored them.

  • Today we discovered that our SSL system on our server broke when we upgraded the server to Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid.)

    The technical error message is rather cryptic:

      SSL connect error; error:140773F2:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 ...  
              ... alert unexpected message (

    I also get this message from HttpRequest (in our PHP server running with Apache):

  • I always have to looks for the command line option to turn sites and modules on and off (really it is said to be enabled or disabled.)

    The commands are as follow:

    • a2ensite -- enable one site
    • a2dissite -- disable one site
    • a2enmod -- enable one module
    • a2dismod -- disable one module

    When you use one of the commands in the command line terminal without specifying which site or module to enable, then you are given a list of the sites or modules you can enable or disable. Note that the configuration files have to end with .conf for this mechanism to work as expected.

  • I was wondering whether I could twitter without having to add my posts to twitter each time...

    That works, of course, but it is time consuming.

    The website I'm using runs on Drupal and it includes a Twitter module. And that module will automatically twit my posts titles to twitter. There you go!

    This message is a test to see whether that works...

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