Once again, I’m compelled to play (other call it administering :P) with our TYPO3 cluster (which is sadly running SLES).

One thing I just learned about SLES (for the ones curious, its Novell’s SuSE Linux Enterprise Server and yes, it suffers the same pain as SuSE/openSuSE). They split one single config file (at least the apache2 one) into 9 (or more) different files.

Another thing is, for what the hell does a simple LAMP need a full blown Xorg w/ KDE installed ?

Good lord! Praise the USE-flags (f.e. -X or -kde)

Work sometimes sucks (#2)

Today they finally let me fiddle around on an AIX 5.3 system. Well AIX ain’t bad, but misses (by default installation) some features and comfort.

The first thing I noticed, they only! install telnet and don’t even give an option to install sshd .. That sucks, especially if you’re supposed to log in via the internet (yay! an telnet open to the internet :eek:)

So I googled a bit around and found out, that we should have some Bonus CD’s (from IBM of course) featuring openssl/openssh, looked into the cubicle behind the rack and look what I’ve found … Go, go … πŸ˜›

Put in the CD into the drive, fire up smitty (thats a really nifty tool they invented there) and installed openssh with all it’s dependencies (despite it’s pretty old v3.6.0) but now I got openssh running instead of a weaky telnet πŸ™‚

What do I need also ? Yeah, bash … ksh really sucks (heh, and I love to scroll back in my command history). Fired smitty up again, and also installed bash …

That was pretty much work for the first day on AIX πŸ˜‰