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How to Turn PHP into an RPM The Easy Way with FPM

So you have a custom PHP binary that you wish to distribute across multiple servers. The “old” way to do this is to create a bash script in order to pull down the source code, run ./configure and then make; make install. But this is 2013, we have a much more civilized way to create […]


It is easy to do an in-place upgrade of Ubuntu Server from 8.10 ‘Intrepid Ibex‘ to 9.04 ‘Jaunty Jackalope‘. You can do this remotely over ssh or whatever you use to control your server. Best practices say to make sure to backup your server before doing the upgrade. I’ve done several servers this way with […]