Installing OCI8 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise (with PHP 5.2.x)

Recently I wrote about installing PHP 5.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, then again about how I also got PHP 5.2 working on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise in the same way. Well now I'm trying to get OCI8 working in this environment and there were a couple of obstacles. Firstly, an updated package somewhere along the … Continue reading Installing OCI8 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise (with PHP 5.2.x)

PHP 5.2.x with APC on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid (via Hardy)

As part of a move to virtualise our last remaining physical servers and build more scaling capability and resilience into our web serving infrastructure we have a specific need to run a couple of legacy apps on PHP 5.2.x. In the future when we've managed to fit in testing a bug fixes we'll have these … Continue reading PHP 5.2.x with APC on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid (via Hardy)

Wallboards, dashboards and home tabs!

What do you have on yours? I've been avidly watching The Ultimate Wallboard contest that my favourite productive development software maker Atlassian sponsored. Taken from the site: A wallboard is a type of information radiator used for extreme feedback. Wallboards are typically displayed above a development team's workspace. Now that's got you wondering.. what's an … Continue reading Wallboards, dashboards and home tabs!

ERROR 2013 (HY000): Lost connection to MySQL server during query

If you've just set up a new mysqld service and your getting the above error when trying to connect over TCP (even when tunnelling in over SSH), don't fret. The answer lies in /etc/hosts.allow. You need to add in a line similar to this: mysqld: 192.168.0.123 This foxed me a while ago and I didn't … Continue reading ERROR 2013 (HY000): Lost connection to MySQL server during query