Open Source lovin’ for your Server….

Linux, Opensource, OSX, osx Server, Server, Windows
Continuing with our coverage of "Free your Apps", here is how you can free your Server (and workstation) of those expensive (usually useless) so-called Enterprise Applications. BitNami stacks make it incredibly easy to install your favorite open source server software. Application stacks include an open source application and all the dependencies necessary to run it, such as Apache, MySQL and PHP or Ruby. All you need to do is download the Stack, provide a few pieces of information when prompted by the installation wizard, and that's it. By the time you click 'finish', your new application will be ready to run. All stacks have been packaged using BitRock's multiplatform installer.Bitnami Infrastructure stacks are designed for developers and system administrators and provide you a way of installing a LAMP or Ruby…
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How to uninstall almost any application in OSX manually

Apple, CLI, Macintosh, OSX, osx Server
Well, you learn something new everyday. Here is what I picked up today....If you ever install an application that came as a OSX package, there is a good chance that the installer has installed files all over your machine. There is also a good chance that the installer has left you a little gift -- a way out if you like -- in /Library/Receipts folder on your mac.You see, if the author/packager has done their job correctly (most do), there is a Bill Of Material (known as a bom file) that is copied onto your system. In the example below I wanted to check the files that got installed on my machine by the MacFUSE installer so here are the commands I issued:Brainiac:/ mayromlou$ cd /Library/Receipts/MacFUSE\ Core.pkg/Contents/Brainiac:Contents mayromlou$ lsArchive.bom Info.plist…
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Changing DNS hostname on OSX Server

Apple, CLI, Macintosh, osx Server, Sysadmin
If you ever need to check the DNS hostname under OSX server here is the command:$ sudo changeip -checkhostnameIf you need to change it (ie: after a DNS table change) use the following command (for OD sites):changeip /LDAPv3/127.0.0.1/ 192.0.0.12 192.0.0.12 old.example.com new.example.comchangeip also has a lot of other uses (ie: if you change the ip address of your machine you can use changeip to change the setting in the directory as well). Have a look at the man pages for more info.If you're having trouble kerberizing your Open Directory under OSX server then you are also most likely having hostname problems. Run the first command to check the hostname information and make sure "Current Hostname" and "DNS Hostname" in it's output match. If they don't use the second command to…
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