I recently noticed that the mail command is not available by default on the latest version of Amazon’s Linux AMI (v2011.09). This functionality is available in the mailx package, which can be installed with the following: yum install mailx
SCP offers a number of advantages over FTP, not the least of which include no setup (you don’t need an FTP server) and increased security. However, when setting up a server, it can be rather inconvenient to be unable to save a file to most directories. The simplest solution, really, is to just upload the… Continue reading Connect to Amazon’s Linux via WinSCP as root
I decided to install the new version of Varnish (3.0.1) using the Varnish repository (instead of amzn repository). The installation progressed without issue (you do need to override the default priorities of the repositories though), however, I ran into an issue trying to start Varnish. Every time I tried to start Varnish I would simply… Continue reading Starting Varnish – Amazon’s Linux
While it is easy enough to use F12 to display Firebug in Firefox, I just like the status bar icon. Unfortunately, it has been hidden in the last few releases of Firebug. To display it, open about:config, and set extensions.firebug.showStatusIcon to true.
If no customizations are desired, a far simpler way to get the RPM, than that outlined below, is to use the nginx repository, available from nginx’s download page. After deciding to change my server stack today (based on Amazon’s Linux), I noted that, despite the current version of Amazon’s Linux being hardly a few days… Continue reading Building an Nginx RPM on Amazon’s Linux
Today, after looking over the changes in the new version of Amazon’s Linux AMI, I decided to upgrade (from 2011.02 to 2011.09). After running yum upgrade, I ran into an error (below) with compat-openldap. Error: Package: compat-openldap-2.4.19_2.3.43-15.11.amzn1.i686 (@upgrade-updates/2010.11) Requires: openldap = 2.4.19-15.11.amzn1 Removing: openldap-2.4.19-15.11.amzn1.i686 (@upgrade-updates/2010.11) openldap = 2.4.19-15.11.amzn1 Updated By: openldap-2.4.23-15.13.amzn1.i686 (amzn-main) openldap = 2.4.23-15.13.amzn1… Continue reading Upgrading Amazon’s Linux