Compile PHP5.3.6 on OEL5.5 x64

All you need is apache installed, then download php 5.3.6. src and run the following configuration command. Next note the errors during configuration and install the required packages needed from the install media then rerun the command up till it finishes succesfully. When the configuration is done, run the “make all” command after which you […]

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RHEL5 init script for tomcat catalina

I have written an init script for Tomcat Catalina running in RHEL version 5. I have tested this script using Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 Carthage. The script should comply to the init standards defined for RedHat Enterprise Linux using the INIT Functions lib. The script also alows the use of chkconfig eventhough you might want to […]

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OracleVM & Oracle licensing….

Be aware of licensing, ‘soft’ partitioned virtualized guests with Oracle products installed are a financial RISK! OracleVM supports ‘Hard’ partitioning. In essence the OracleVM product is equal to any ‘soft’ partitioning solution. This is because in essence the Oracle (Xen) Hypervisor will also use all of the resources in the pool to spread the workload as efficiently […]

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