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OpenBSD Foundation raising funds

The OpenBSD Foundation is raising funds - they’ve got a goal of USD$150,000 (so far they’ve achieved $100,000). A few days ago they had potential trouble keeping the lights on for this secure BSD distribution, and today they’re all set in terms of electricity to power servers and looking for more around project expansion. 

If you dig MariaDB, it’s worth noting that MySQL 5.1.73 ships and the MariaDB branch in the ports tree is currently at MariaDB 10.0.7. Previously they shipped MariaDB 5.5.

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MariaDB now in OpenBSD ports tree

MariaDB 5.5 is now inside of OpenBSD, the free, functional & secure OS. The work started a few weeks ago, and now you can get MariaDB via the ports tree. And yes, it will replace the current MySQL 5.1 that ships in the next release.

PHP – Upgrading v5.2.5 to v5.2.8

Background Knowledge

The following is the process I took to upgrade a web server with PHP v5.2.5 to PHP v5.2.8 running on OpenBSD. PEAR is already installed on this system and up to date. I wasn’t sure if I should exclude PEAR at install or not so therefore did not tell the configurator to exclude PEAR at install.

Installation Process

  1. Download the latest stable PHP release from command prompt # wget
  2. # tar -zxvf php-5.2.8.tar.gz
  3. ./configure –with-mysql=/usr/local –with-mssql=/usr/local –with-apxs –with-zlib-dir=/usr/lib –with-config-file-path=/var/www/conf –with-iconv=/usr/local/bin/iconv –enable-exif –enable-mbstring …
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XenServer 5 with OpenBSD

Here is my experience trying to run OpenBSD with XenServer 5 Enterprise.

  • XenServer console doesn’t function properly as it keeps overlaying text displayed previously or anything you have typed into the console. Makes it very difficult to read and see what you are doing. As well it appears numerpad with numlock on does not work either. The best work around is to SSH into OpenBSD.
  • Receiving the following error messages at boot up, “clock: unknown CMOS layout” and “rl0: watchdog timeout”. Yes the NIC is being detected as a Realteak 8139. If I check /var/run/dmesg.boot out of the two error messages I only see the “clock: unknown CMOS layout”. So I would assume the watchdog timeout message occurs after initial boot sequence.
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PEAR::HTML_BBCodeParser Upgrade 1.1 to 1.2.2

Problem #1 - “[notice] child pid 13449 exit signal Segmentation fault (11)”

On a OpenBSD v3.7 i386 system running Apache v1.3.29 (not chrooted) with PHP v5.1.4 I upgraded HTML_BBCodeParser from version 1.1 to version 1.2.2 by running at command line “pear upgrade-all”. After the upgrades were complete the web site would not load a web page anymore. I looked at my HTTPD server logs and noticed I was receiving the following error message in error_log file, “[notice] child pid 13449 exit signal Segmentation fault (11)” whenever there was a HTTP request on port 80 or 443 to the web site. I couldn’t understand what the problem could be but then decided to uninstall HTML_BBCodeParser …

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