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RPMBuild Error: error: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found

It has been a long time since I built an RPM using a packages source so I had to brush up on my knowledge there before attempting to build an RPM package for CentOS today from curl’s source. In the process of building the curl RPM package for CentOS I received an error from rpmbuild stating that there was a rather large list of files that were unpackaged. Below I describe the rpmbuild unpackaged error along with a way to resolve the problem. I would love to hear any feedback people have on RPM building since it is not something I do on a regular basis my knowledge is limited.

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“Page Failed to Load” When Trying to Run Control Panel Applications

Today I was working on a Vista laptop and I encountered the error “page failed to load” while trying to open many of the control panel icons. I thought at first maybe the permissions for the user were screwed up even though the user was an administrator. So next I enabled the administrator account and booted into that only to find that the issue was still there. The problem was specifically happening when I tried to select user accounts. In my searching I found may so called “solutions” but none of them survived a reboot. Below I show how I repaired the file system to fix this error.

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Safe Web Browsing with Sandboxie

It seems like, recently, there have been a whole lot of Internet Explorer vulnerabilities in the wild and even more virus’s running rampant on the internet. After having removed quite a few this week I decided to do a short write up on a tool I use quite often when working with, and trying too analyze malware. The tool is called Sandboxie.

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Remove Documents Stuck In Windows Printer Queue, Printing Document Status Stuck At Deleting

The issue of documents being stuck in the Windows print queue has a similar solution as an article I wrote a couple days ago regarding deleting Windows Printer Ports. If you are an Information Technology administrator for Windows computers you have definitely seen at one time or another documents stuck in someones print queue. You can pause the document and then delete it most of the time however in certain scenarios the document will stay in queue until you reboot. Instead of rebooting I offer another solution below to remove documents stuck in the Windows printer queue.

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Force Litespeed To Download A New Version And Then Upgrade Litespeed Via The LSWS Admin Interface

There are a couple projects I work on that use LiteSpeed WebServer as the web server. LiteSpeed or LSWS comes out with releases on a fairly regular basis so it is important to upgrade often. This process is usually really easy as the server will send an email to the web server administrator email address notifying them of any new upgrades. Upon receiving the email you simply login to the LiteSpeed web administration interface, click on Version Manager, and then click the Upgrade link located to the right of the latest release that has typically already been automatically downloaded. A couple times I have run into an issue where some servers have downloaded the upgrade and others have not so I typically wait for all servers to download the upgrade before upgrading any of the servers. Tonight I decided to figure out how to jump start this automatic download process or force the download of new LiteSpeed versions so I wouldn’t have to wait for all of the servers to automatically download the latest version. Below I describe what the admin interface might look like while you are waiting for an upgrade to automatically download, how to force download the new LiteSpeed upgrade, and how to make sure that your server is configured to automatically download the latest software from LiteSpeed Technologies.

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