Fell asleep in my chair, too late to do reboots this morning so will be Sunday morning (midnight – 6am) instead.
After I reloaded Mint recently, I neglected to install rwhod, rusersd, which are responsible for servicing the above commands, and I neglected to allow the necessary ports to connect through the firewall.
All of this has been corrected.
Tonight when the date changes to August 18th Pacific Time, we will be doing another round of reboots. Depending upon whether or not they’ve fixed a problem with the last kernel that caused automatic NFS mounts to fail, this may be a somewhat lengthier than usual process as I’m going to have to check the NFS mounts on each virtual machine after the reboot of each physical host.
If this finishes in a reasonable period of time, virtual private servers will experience a brief outage of from 10-15 minutes each to image the machines (a form of backup).
PHP on CentOS7 has been updated to PHP 7.29.
While PHP 7.3 is available, too many applications here such as NextCloud, still will not work with it so we are delaying upgrading until these applications are PHP 7.3 capable.
PHP will temporarily be unavailable on CentOS6 as I am de-installing PHP7.0 and installing PHP7.2 so that it will be the same version that is utilized on our web servers.
There will be a brief interruption, later this evening, (lasting approximately three minutes) in MySQL service as I take the database offline to restore the NextCloud database.
Nextcloud is currently borked.
In order to fix a problem with a php module core dumping in rainloop, I attempted to upgrade to php7.3. Everything worked except nextcloud (and possibly owncloud, did not test). I attempted to update nextcloud to 14.04 beta. Still borked. Went back to php7.2, nextcloud 14.04 does not work under either version and downgrading is not supported so not sure exactly how I’m going to restore. May have to copy old files off of backup but leave everything else current. At any rate it’s broken at the moment.
For those of you who are fans of the old BSD games or simply want to spend a bit of time on nostalgia, these are installed on ubuntu in /usr/games. You will need to add /usr/games to your path. Something like this in your .bashrc or equivalent start up script:
I am going to take Ubuntu down at 4:50 PM today (August 15th 2018) to image the machine after installing a lot of software before I continue. This should take approximately ½ hour.
I have added a plugin to spamassassin called “fuzzyocr“.
What this plugin does is perform optical character recognition on any attached images to further aid in detecting spam. Don’t know how much it will help but every little bit.