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I am MySQL Community Manager for EMEA & APAC. I joined the MySQL Community Team in May 2016. I have been an OpenSource and MySQL consultant for more than 15 years. My favorite topics are High Availability and Performance.

Perl Binary

Raskas asked me a question about the creation off a binary Perl script.

The goal of this was to run a Perl script on a machine where Perl is not installed.

perlcc should be our friend... but some dependencies were still giving troubles, so I tried to find another solution, here is a summary of my small research :

first, the Perl script's source (Copyright fred... but in GPL !) :

The hard reality of Belgium

I spend in average 1/6 of a day on in my car ! With all the disadvantages of that : backache, stress and the most... wasting my time :-(

I've tried to leave at every hour, early morning :

late :

always with the same result :

Comments are again open

This post to announce that comments are again open on my blog. So don't hesitate to contribute, I'll try to reply to comments as frequently as I can.

As you can notice, there is small modification on the form requesting for very deep mathematical knowledge ;-)

Fedora Core 6 and Personal File Sharing

Something I discovered with Fedora Core 6 is the Personal File Sharing, even if this feature is not new, but I didn't install it on my previous gentoo box.

So I decided to try it with a colleague, Den Raf, and we had some troubles, to set it up it's very easy... but to use it with nautilus it wasn't so easy...

First step: enable it :

Go into System->Preferences menu and select "Personal File Sharing" as follow :

Fedora Core 6 + Dual Head on Dell Latitude D620

I'm very happy with my new D620, but of course I couldn't use FC6 out of the box (the iso in fact). I had some troubles with the Xorg resolution but google is my friend and I was able to have 1440x900 using the 915resolution program.

The laptop is able to run Compiz, so everything is nice in the best world... but (there is always a but) using a dual head configuration crashes always my X :(

I found that it's due to Compiz (or beryl) so I guess it's something to do with AIXGL... if somebody as a solution...

Bad day for PHP programming

Desperate PHP developer... that's what I am today... why ?

Due to an ugly PHP bug with PHP provided with FC6 (maybe on other distributions too). I already spent some time to find that it was a bug, previously I was using sqlite with the sqlite PHP functions, but since I use the FC6, to have the support of sqlite, PDO must be used... so I did !

Samba 3 > 3.0.11 boring stuff… not so boring ;-)

A friend, Arrfab, pointed me to something I completly forgot to check for my problem.

I never had that problem in the past, but to be able to put Users and Computers in different ldap ou's with the newest samba 3 releases, the file /etc/ldap.conf must have the following entries :

nss_base_passwd         ou=Users,ou=OxObjects,dc=yourdomain,dc=be?one
nss_base_passwd         ou=Computers,ou=OxObjects,dc=yourdomain,dc=be?one

In many howto's only one row for nss_base_passwd is used.

Samba 3 > 3.0.4 boring stuff

I'm a big disapointed with samba 3 upper of version 3.0.4(tested on 3.0.22 and 3.023c), using ldap as backend, I don't have a solution to split users and computers accounts... This is very annoying :(

Even if I put in smb.conf :

add machine script = /opt/IDEALX/sbin/smbldap-useradd -w '%u'
ldap machine suffix = ou=Computers

it doesn't work, it seems that this is never took in consideration. (I even tryed the old way to add machines, replacing '%u' by '%m').