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Welcome to my blog

Posted 9 years ago

As part of my job entails being a system administrator I find myself needing to install and configure software almost on a daily basis. I aim to cover a range of topics that will hopefully help other system administrators out when they need to perform the same task. I will be trying to write guides that don't currently exist and that I have had to do the research and trial and error to get software working.

If you are having an issue getting something working on your Linux system, lea...

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Installing the EPEL Repo on CentOS

Posted 9 years ago

This guide will show you how to set up the Fedora Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux repo for CentOS which contains many additional rpm's for software alongside a lot newer versions of popular software.

To start with we will need to download and install the epel-release rpm, this can be done in two ways, using wget to download it locally before installing, or using yum to directly install it from the web.

 

CentOS 7 Beta

wget http...
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Installing the Remi Repo on CentOS

Posted 8 years ago

This guide will show you how to set up the Remi repo for CentOS which contains many additional rpm's for software alongside a lot newer versions of popular software.

To start with we will need to download and install the remi-release rpm, this can be done in two ways, using wget to download it locally before installing, or using yum to directly install it from the web.

Centos 6

wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm...
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Installing Jenkins on CentOS

Posted 8 years ago

This guide will show you how to set up Jenkins which is a popular open source continuous integration tool.

We will require java to be installed on the system, unfortunatly Jenkins doesnt support the GCJ java that CentOS ships with, you will need to download either Oracle Java or the use OpenJDK.

To install OpenJDK 1.7.0 run the following.

yum install java-1.7.0-openjdk

There is a RedHat compatable repo available which we can use to...

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How to install a PFX into CloudFront

Posted 8 years ago

If you use PFX files instead of cer, key or crt files, you will need to convert them before uploading them to CloudFront or AWS. CloudFront also offers no easy way to upload a certificate and will require you to use the command line tools to upload it.

You will need OpenSSL for windows which can be downloaded here: http://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html and the AWS Command Line Tools which can be downloaded here:

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