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Warning message about signatures when using apt post – Sarge

November 24, 2005 Leave a comment
This article was first written in November 2005 for the BeezNest technical
website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/304).

If you notice warning messages like these when doing an APT update, read this to fix it:

W: GPG error: ftp://ftp.tux.org unstable Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY BB5E459A529B8BDA

To fix it, take the last 8 characters of the PUBKEY here above and issue the following commands:

testmachine$ gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 529B8BDA
gpg: requesting key 529B8BDA from hkp server pgp.mit.edu
gpg: key 529B8BDA: public key "Blackdown Java-Linux Package Signing Key <package@blackdown.org>" imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1
testmachine:~$ gpg --armor --export 529B8BDA | sudo apt-key add -
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
OK

I copied the output for you to see how it should work. Then, if you issue, for example the following command, the warning will be gone:

testmachine:~$ sudo apt-get update

Hope this helps!

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GNOME Configuration Tools

November 24, 2005 Leave a comment
This article was first written in November 2005 for the BeezNest technical
website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/303).

GAP, alias the GNOME Advanced Preferences.

Pessulus, a lockdown editor for GNOME.

COG alias the Configurator for GNOME, a program for editing advanced GNOME settings in an easy way.

Sabayon, a system administration tool to manage GNOME desktop settings.

Java Desktop System Configuration Manager, a centralized management of configuration settings for Java Desktop System deployments.

Scanning mails from Exim4 through ClamAV on Debian Sarge

November 7, 2005 Leave a comment
This article was first written in November 2005 for the BeezNest technical
website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/299).

The following has been tested on Debian Sarge, but may work with later versions. Follow this procedure if you refused to split the Exim4 configuration as debconf proposes. If you did split it, it would be slightly different. You will need to have package exim4-daemon-heavy, as exim4-daemon-light does not ship with the required support for that feature.

  1. Add clamav user to group Debian-exim [1]
  2. Add AllowSupplementaryGroups option to /etc/clamav/clamd.conf (and restart service clamav-daemon)
  3. Create directory /var/spool/exim4/scan and make sure owner is Debian-exim:Debian-exim and is group-writable
  4. Add line av_scanner=’clamd:/var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl’ [2] to /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf
  5. Add the following code to /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template in section related to 40_exim4-config_check_data:
deny
   message = This message contains a virus: ($malware_name) please scan your system.
   demime = *
   malware = *

6. Then, run script update-exim4.conf as root and restart service exim4.See also this article: http://koivi.com/exim4-config/


[1adduser clamav Debian-exim

[2] if clamd is running locally, otherwise use for example av_scanner=’clamd:127.0.0.1 3310′

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Procédure de migration de WAMP à XAMPP

November 5, 2005 Leave a comment
This article was first written in November 2005 for the BeezNest technical
website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/298).
  1. Downloader XAMPP
  2. Stopper les services faisant partie de WAMP (icône du systray)
  3. Sortir du contrôleur WAMP (clic droit sur icône du systray -> exit)
  4. Copier répertoire WAMP ailleurs
  5. Désinstaller WAMP (depuis le menu)
  6. Installer XAMPP (double-cliquer sur l’installateur, il propose dans c:\apachefriends\xampp par défaut)
  7. Renommer xampp/php/php5.ini en php.ini
  8. Adapter le nouveau php.ini (ou reprendre un existant et changer les chemins si nécessaire)
  9. Adapter xampp/apache/conf/httpd.conf (ou reprendre un existant et changer les chemins si nécessaire)
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HOWTO Install GRUB on several disks

November 4, 2005 Leave a comment
This article was first written in November 2005 for the BeezNest technical
website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/297).

To install GRUB on several disks in the same machine (for example for Software RAID setups), just issue the following commands:

#grub --device-map=/boot/grub/device.map

>> root (hd0,0)
>> setup (hd0)
>> root (hd1,0)
>> setup (hd1)
>> quit
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