Linux permissions, package management, chattr

A customer emailed in today with a fresh install and was having problems with a basic upgrade. I tried running a yum update from the Webmin control panel, and got this error for the 'rpm' package: Updating : rpm [ 73/147]Error unpacking rpm package rpm-4.4.2.3-18.el5.i386 error: unpacking of archive failed on file /etc/cron.daily/rpm: cpio: rename… Continue reading Linux permissions, package management, chattr

Introduction to the new Linux Sysadmin

Recently we have had a few support requests come through from people who are new to Linux, and are unsure how to maintain a server at all. Package Management If your Linux distro is RedHat based (ie Centos, , then you will be using yum and RPM.   RPM is for doing individual package manipulation (installing,… Continue reading Introduction to the new Linux Sysadmin