• Installing Subversion on a cPanel Server

  • It should be easy right? Just “yum install subversion”.

    Nope. You get this error message:

    Error: Missing Dependency: perl(URI) >= 1.17 is needed by package

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  • 10 reasons to use Google Chrome

  • Here’s 10 reasons why I am using the Google Chrome web browser and why should should too…

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  • Trac TCL for eggdrop

  • I've recently had some fun installing Trac project management software on CentOS5.

    After finally getting it successfully installed and setup I decided to have a play around with a TCL script for eggdrop.

    This eggdrop script will allow you to return ticket information from Trac to an IRC channel.

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  • error: no dbpath has been set

  • I've recently been having trouble with a OpenVZ VPS upgraded from CentOS4 to CentOS5, here's what I'm seeing when trying to rum a yum install of mod_python:
    [[email protected] ~]# yum install mod_python
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
    error: no dbpath has been set
    error: cannot open Packages database in /%{_dbpath}
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/bin/yum”, line 29, in ?
    yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
    File “/usr/share/yum-cli/”, line 309, in user_main
    errcode = main(args)
    File “/usr/share/yum-cli/”, line 157, in main
    File “/usr/share/yum-cli/”, line 187, in getOptionsConfig
    File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/”, line 664, in </div>
    conf = property(fget=lambda self: self._getConfig(),
    File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/”, line 239, in _getConfig
    self._conf = config.readMainConfig(startupconf)
    File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/”, line 804, in readMainConfig
    yumvars[‘releasever'] = _getsysver(startupconf.installroot, startupconf.distroverpkg)
    File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/”, line 877, in _getsysver
    idx = ts.dbMatch(‘provides', distroverpkg)
    TypeError: rpmdb open failed
    Here's how to fix it:
    [[email protected] ~]# rm /dev/urandom
    rm: remove regular file `/dev/urandom'? y
    [[email protected] ~]# mknod -m 644 /dev/urandom c 1 9

    Nothing else seems to work, but this does indeed seem to solve the problem.

    Perhaps I’ll finally get Trac installed…

  • OpenVZ: Container already locked

  • f you received this message when you try and stop the VE…

    [[email protected] ~]# vzctl stop 104
    Container already locked
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