Upgrading CentOS4 to CentOS5 – rpm error

After a recent upgrade of a server from CentOS 4.4 to 5.1 using yum, I ran into a bit of a problem with rpm. Pretty much any rpm command would result in the following error: rpmdb: Program version 4.3 doesn’t match environment version error: db4 error(-30974) from dbenv->open: DB_VERSION_MISMATCH: Database environment version mismatch error: cannot… Continue reading Upgrading CentOS4 to CentOS5 – rpm error

SMF and the case of the missing pound signs

I’ve been helping a friend setup a new forum using Simple Machines Forum (SMF) and even though it worked fine on a previous installation I’d done, the pound signs (UK currency, not a #) just wouldn’t show up as anything but a ? once they were posted.

Recently read: Peter James – Not dead enough

I’ve just finished reading “Not dead enough” by Peter James. It’s a crime thriller set in Brighton and Hove in the UK, and has plenty of twists although a few of the events were obviously going to happen. It was a very good read though.

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Leopard + Firewall + Skype = broken

It seems that when the firewall option is enabled (apparently it’s disabled by default) you can only run Skype once without reinstalling it. The second time you try, it bounces a couple of times and stops. A Skype forum thread about it can be found at http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=100329

synergy2 on Leopard

Having upgraded to Leopard, I found that synergy2 wasn’t working. It’s an application that lets you control multiple machines from a single keyboard and mouse and I use it quite a lot at work. More information about Synergy2 can be found at http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/ After the upgrade to Leopard (and even after a fresh reinstall) it… Continue reading synergy2 on Leopard

Leopard (Mac OSX 10.5)

Like most Apple users we pre-ordered a copy of Leopard and took delivery of it on the 26th October. I upgraded Tiger to Leopard that evening and despite the initial horror of having some fairly big changes to the UI, I’ve decided it’s not so bad. Something I didn’t like was the new style dock… Continue reading Leopard (Mac OSX 10.5)

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yum reports bad marshal data

I’ve been trying to check for updates on one of my CentOS machines using yum and got the following error. root:~# yum upgrade Loading “installonlyn” plugin Options Error: bad marshal data

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Talk Like A Pirate Day

It’s nearly that time of year again – Talk Like A Pirate Day is this Wednesday, September 19th. To learn more, please use one of these links: International site UK site