I’m back again, after a bit of a unscheduled ‘break’ in my normal work
life. After a couple of days away for work on the Gold Coast, then the
sad passing of my Grandfather and his memorial, then being sick over the
last weekend from what I can only guess was a nasty 24-hour bug, I’m
back. And whilst a little worse for wear still today, it’s life pretty
much as normal.
Today’s fun and games was on a server we use that uses LDAP
authentication for its users. Nothing special, except that today I
..and how true that is. Today’s time consumer is directly related to
just 1 misplaced line of a buildout configuration (and presumably
something that’s changed somewhere else).
After much hunting and hunting, it turns out my Zope2 Fake Eggs weren’t
On my long quest I had to go through downloading new packages and trying
to find something that had changed and even trying to establish new
virtual environments on different VMs. Nothing would fix the problem.
To rub salt in the wound, my desktop Ubuntu ran the buildout fine, so
methinks the underlying …
EDIT: Watch out for python-ldap 2.3.10, the latest version at time
of writing. Seems like there’s an issue with it and Centos 5.4. Forcing
python-ldap to be version 2.3.8 works, though. (easy_install python-ldap==2.3.8)
Previously, you might have read about setting up a Virtualenv on Ubuntu
Jaunty. Now, that was reasonably painless since python-virtualenv and
python-setuptools is in the Ubuntu repo. Whether it’s my Centos servers
and their misguided repos or me just not being able to find such a
related rpm packages, Centos just needs little more love to get …
Because I still haven’t remembered to set myself up with a
limited-access account for blogging on my new site, I’m back here again.
(EDIT: Migrated from old site)
This time is a lot of fun and games with removing an “open” logical
volume from within a CentOS environment. The dom0 machine has a set of
logical volumes in a volume group for each of the VMs and one of them
went and failed dismally, and after its xen destruction (xm destory foo)
its LV was left with it being “open”.