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Add 32bit package support for Debian/Ubuntu/Mint

Many applications which look for 32bit packages on your Debian/Ubuntu/Mint packages would need ia32-libs packages. Earlier it was possible to get this package installed and later on it has been removed from all distributions. The best way to get back the 32bit package...

Creative Commons & Allama

A late night chat with Shri NAM Ismail (Prajavani) gives me a chance to look at creative commons from Vachana's point of view. For few of my questions and observations on Creative Commons adoption in India here is what he had to say: "If you can understand allama then...

Books on the shelf – March 2014

Books on the shelf – March 2014

At last Pavithra gets her copy of "Birds of the Indian Subcontinent" by Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp. And I bought John Berger's "Understanding a Photograph". Having read John Berger's kannada translation of "ways of seeing" by H.A Anilkumar, I got...

Allow access to external git repositories

Many public git repositories have several alternate URLs; for instance, the kernel.org repositories have git://, https://, and https:// URLs. The common URL schemes for git repositories are: ssh:// - default port 22 git:// - default port 9418 https:// - default port...

Retrieve Zimbra LDAP master URL

If you're trying to work on Zimbra migration etc, you might require to know the Zimbra LDAP master URL. Generally it should work as ldap:domainname:389, if it doesn't then use the following command as zimbra to get the right ldap master url. #su - zimbra...

Enable Zimbra to work on port 80

If you want Zimbra to work on both port 80 and 443, You can use the following commands: su zimbra - zmtlsctl both After this, restart zimbra and you will be able to login to Zimbra on port 80 as well. PS: Running Zimbra on port 80 is not secure.

Changing the Zimbra server’s hostname

If you're changing your system and trying to reconfigure your zimbra, you might have to use the following commands: su - zimbra /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmsetservername -n The above commands come very handy when you might have mistakenly typed a wrong hostname and...

Reset Self-Signed Certificates on Zimbra

Self-Signed Certificate on your Zimbra server is expired? Follow the instructions given below, and you will be back online asap. 1. Begin by generating a new Certificate Authority (CA). /opt/zimbra/bin/zmcertmgr createca -new 2. Then generate a certificate signed by...

Zimbra Admin password reset

To reset the administrative password: su - zimbra zmprov sp To get a list of all administrators: su - zimbra zmprov gaaa To access the admin console: https://YOURHOST:7071 Remember that the administrative console (sometimes) requires a full email address as the login...

Fix: Strange cPanel errors with missing RPMs

Installing git on cPanel server gave a strange missing RPMs error though the rpm was existing in the CentOS 6 repo. Error: Package: git-1.7.1-3.el6_4.1.x86_64 (base) Requires: perl-Git = 1.7.1-3.el6_4.1   cPanel is known to create these issues as it won't allow...

Magic number with my blog

Magic number with my blog

I have long stopped caring about the numbers of my blog visitors but accidentally got a chance to observe the map and a number on google analytics. Sure, the counter missed some numbers in the middle. What I liked is the number which popped up on screen! "102001".

Let’s Learn Together! 

I spend time exploring FOSS solutions and try to build language tech for #Kannada. If you have an interesting problem, feel free to share it with me. We can try solving those use cases in collaboration. 

You can also find my other community collaboration work at https://sanchaya.org & https://sanchifoundation.org 

 

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