OpenVZ 7 Upgrade Error !

While upgrading OpenVZ server I got an error as below : ==== –> Finished Dependency Resolution Error: Package: 10:qemu-kvm-vz-2.9.0-16.3.vz7.8.x86_64 (factory) Requires: You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem ** Found 1 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), ‘yum check’ output follows: grub2-theme-openvz-1.4-1.vl7.noarch has installed conflicts grub2-theme-openvz: grub2-theme-openvz-1.4-1.vl7.noarch ==== This is a known bug and… Continue reading OpenVZ 7 Upgrade Error !

Flush DNS cache

This morning I was doing some work with one of my website transfer and to see the changes on my MacBook laptop I knew I would need to flush the DNS cache so I wouldn’t have to wait for the cache to expire. So for anyone else who needs to know the commands here they… Continue reading Flush DNS cache

Linux Configuration and Diagnostic Tools

untitled System and Network Configuration * linuxconf – A GUI interactive interface available on Redhat 6.0 or later which includes netconf configuration. * netconf – A GUI interactive interface available on Redhat 6.0 and later. * kbdconf – A Redhat Linux tool which configures the /etc/sysconfig/keyboard file which specifies the location of the keyboard map… Continue reading Linux Configuration and Diagnostic Tools

Give me the most current file

I needed a quick way to maintain a current symlink to the most recent file by time stamp. Here’s one way to do it: ls -t1 *.jpg | head -1 | xargs -i ln -sf {} current.jpg


I think the number one skill a sysadmin should have is a solid understanding of shells and shell scripting. The Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide is a good place to start or take a refresher. From the introduction: A working knowledge of shell scripting is essential to anyone wishing to become reasonably proficient at system administration, even… Continue reading #!/bin/bash

Cannot install binary packages using pkg_addCannot install binary packages using pkg_add

Failure to install binary packages in older FreeBSD versions using “pkg_add -r”. Solution: Add these lines to /etc/csh.cshrc (/etc/profile if you are using bash or sh): [FreeBSD 4.x] setenv PACKAGESITE setenv PACKAGELIST [FreeBSD 5.x] setenv PACKAGESITE setenv PACKAGELIST