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Install ionCube Loader Using The Atomic Yum Repository On CentOS Linux

The other day I needed to install ionCube Loader for encrypted PHP code to run on a CentOS Linux server but was initially unable to find a repository that included the php-ioncube-loader RPM package. After a couple minutes I remembered that I had previously used the Atomic repo to install PHP Zend Optimizer and so I thought I would check that repository to see if an ioncube RPM package was available as well. Below I display the search for a repository that includes an ionCube Loader RPM package along with installing the package on a CentOS Linux server.

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Generate A GPG Key To Sign RPM Packages Created Using rpmbuild On CentOS Linux

I have been playing around with building RPM packages today on CentOS because I needed to upgrade curl and the latest version available on CentOS didn’t have the features I needed to use. One of the things that had come h up during the RPM build process and the RPM package installation process using yum was the fact that your RPM packages should be signed. Signing RPM packages gives them some validity and will allow others to install them without having to modify their yum.conf file. Below I describe how to generate a GPG key to be used to sign RPM packages created using the rpmbuild command. First below is a message that will be received when attempting to install unsigned packages using yum with the default yum configuration.

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Microsoft Outlook 2007: How To Reinstall Outlook Mobile Service Add-In

I recently wrote an article about an issue I had with the Outlook Mobile Service add-in which comes bundled with Microsoft Outlook 2007. The OMS add-in appeared to cause Outlook to crash numerous times on my Windows 7 computer so I not only disabled it but I removed it. In writing the article I needed to reinstall the add-in so I could get some images to place in the article so people could follow the steps to remove the OMS add-in but I was unable to find any articles explaining anything about removing it or reinstalling it. I figured at some point someone will remove the Outlook Mobile Service add-in and later need to reinstall it so the directions below will allow someone with Outlook 2007 to install the Outlook Mobile Service add-in.

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mysql: grant all privileges on test.* to ‘root’@’localhost’ identified by ‘s3kr1t’

The below is part of the output when receiving an error attempting to install the Perl DBD::mysql module using the CPAN shell. I rarely use the Perl CPAN shell since most of the packages are available on CentOS, my typical Linux distribution choice for servers, using the yum package manager. In this case I was working on installing Monarch on a server at work to assist with Nagios file management. Monarch allows you to backup the entire Nagios configuration files with the click of a button. Monarch will also provide a visual view of any Nagios build errors, Nagios configuration files (including users, user groups, services, check commands, etc.,), and more. So when attempting to build the Perl DBD:mysql module via the CPAN shell I received some errors which I initially did not understand because they did not explain the specific issue however I eventually located the problem which ended up being easy to resolve. Below I describe the error in detail as well as information on how to resolve.

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Perl Module Error: Can’t locate URI/Escape.pm in @INC

In the process of installing Monarch, which is a Nagios file manager, earlier I ran into a couple errors for modules I thought I had already installed. Then I realized the issue must be because during the process of installing modules Perl wanted to upgrade from 5.8 to 5.10 on CentOS. I went ahead and upgraded Perl however I left 5.8.8 intact since CentOS seems to rely on Perl 5.8.8 in many ways. Anyhow the full error I received is below as noted from the Apache error logs. You can easily resolve the below error by following the directions below.