Category: CentOS

  • New tar, paxheaders and installing from CPAN

    I work most often with CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platforms, which are widely deployed in enterprise environments. Last year version 7 was released, and while it’s great it has some features like systemd that scares some sysadmins off. This means the version most widely used is version 6, which comes with perl […]

  • Using an SSL certificate with OTRS

    Reasons for using HTTPS with OTRS … well really, there is NO reason NOT to. When you’re NOT using HTTPS you’re exposing your password in plain text when logging in. Even if you’d be only using OTRS on your corporate network, can you trust everything and everyone on your network? You’re having data about your […]

  • How to install OTRS 4 on CentOS 7

    In this post I’m going to walk you through installing OTRS 4 on CentOS 7. The procedure will be very similar for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 7 as this is binary compatible. Please note that there are some differences between CentOS 6 and CentOS 7: it now ships with systemd and with firewalld […]

  • No mod_perl in RHEL 7 and CentOS 7

    I was reading up on the documentation for the newly released RHEL 7 beta the other night. The section Removed Packages showed that RHEL 7 no longer includes mod_perl as it is ‘Incompatible with HTTP 2.4‘ and mod_fcgid is recommended as its replacement. With ‘HTTP 2.4‘ the Red Hat folks actually mean the Apache Webserver […]

  • Vagrant base image for CentOS 6.5

    Vagrant is a very nice system for automating and standardizing your development environments. The standard documentation is geared towards Ubuntu but at $work we standardize on CentOS and RHEL 6. I created a base image for Vagrant based on CentOS 6.5 Minimal Install. Features: Default vagrant ‘insecure’ key root password is ‘vagrant Added EPEL repository […]