Installing Imagemagick from source in Debian


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I have always had a good experience with Imagemagick in my career. Read this post – you will know HOW.

I can understand since it was CentOS, but with Debian I thought it might come handy if you choose to install Imagemagick from source. NAH! – never think like that. For one of our project, my colleague requested me to upgrade this package I thought it will be good and easy, just shoot the command “apt-get install imagemagick” phew – I got no updates.

Debian Lenny has a latest stable release of Imagemagick 6.6.0 and the current version is 6.6.9, AAH!.

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Installing Imagemagick from source in Debian

[SOLUTION] – Linux – SSH Connection Refused due to non-existence of /dev/urandom


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Today one of our production machine (in Amazon EC2) was down and I couldn’t bring-up the instance due to unavailability of SSH in PORT 22, connection was refused and I had no clue what to do, after sometime I was able to bring-up the instance – (ok short and sweet).

Though I got it working after some work-around, I wanted to make sure what I did was correct, hence I asked experts in stackoverflow.com – got good advice/suggestion and I hope all set for a fix. BTW, the answer on the question also helped in learning a new stuff called auditd on the disk – a must have tool for system admin.

Okay, the reason why I wanted to pin-down this blog is to show what I did to fix /dev/urandom and how did I get the server up and running. Let me go straight to there.

HOW!!!?

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[SOLUTION] – Linux – SSH Connection Refused due to non-existence of /dev/urandom

[SOLVED] – Solution to FTP Server ProFTPd Configuration Issue (NO VALID SERVER CONFIGURED)


For those who are wondering why ProFTPd (no valid server configured) is not starting , here is your solution :-).

I was struggling to get this working in one of the server (see below for the error) but no luck even after several repeats of usual tips, ie., restart/reinstall (/etc/init.d/proftpd restart) – simply nothing.

This is the error I was getting each time when I try to start ProFTPd:

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Checking syntax of configuration file
– warning: unable to determine IP address of ‘example.com′
– error: no valid servers configured
– Fatal: error processing configuration file ‘/etc/proftpd.conf’

Note:

Following solution works with all Debian based Linux Distribution. Others, placement of the config files may vary with other Linux distribution, please find the correct path to the config file(s) that I have mentioned in the solution.

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INSTALL (SETUP) DEBIAN Linux OS for Development/Production – A Day with SETUP


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Today I am going to talk about only installation of tools/apps required for LINUX Server. I have chosen DEBIAN, since it makes you intelligent ;-).

Okay, cool, now? First thing you have to buy a hosting space, there are quite a good people who provide this service – do a quick Google.

OKAY – Now let’s say you have got the hosting space and you have selected the DEBIAN (LENNY) OS and logged into the machine – remember DEBIAN is for intelligent & its not for human-beings means most of the tools/apps will require a separate installation. You have to dive deeper to figure out the tools you want and install them – this is interesting because it let’s you know things :-).

P.S:
This blog post is recommended for those users who knows about LINUX SERVER & shouldn’t find the meaning of Debian in the dictionary.

Let’s get the server ready……

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INSTALL (SETUP) DEBIAN Linux OS for Development/Production – A Day with SETUP