How To Install/Update CPAN on MacOS Mojave with fatal error: ‘EXTERN.h’ file not found

Author: , June 12th, 2019

The Problem Tried to install the latest version of cpan and got stuck. Tracked it down to the dependency module Mac::SystemDirectory which was failing to build:

The Solution Use the MacOS installer command to deploy the needed files:

The, rerunning the cpan install works:

How To Upgrade MySQL from 5.5 to 5.7 on CentOS/AWS Linux

Author: , December 7th, 2017

START: Server version: 5.5.54-log MySQL Community Server (GPL) FINISH: Server version: 5.7.20-log MySQL Community Server (GPL)

How To Fix yum after Python Upgrade

Author: , December 8th, 2015

I upgraded to Python 2.7 and yum promptly broke. The quick fix is to edit the yum executable script and change the top line that invokes Python: sudo vim which yum CHANGE FROM: #!/usr/bin/python TO: #!/usr/bin/python26 UPDATED August 2nd, 2016: On one system, I had to use the following Python 2.4 fix instead, even though […]

How To Fix MySQL Error “Cannot load from mysql.proc. The table is probably corrupted”

Author: , July 22nd, 2013

Do a full backup first, just in case! mysql_upgrade -u root -p

Amazon Linux Upgrade Woes

Author: , April 10th, 2012

Upgraded the OS on one of my Amazon server instances today. After rebooting I had the unpleasant experience of seeing my rpc.rstatd monitoring daemon stop functioning. It turns out that AWS changed the actual kernel version for this release, I guess to “celebrate” the fact that it is no longer “beta”. The difficulty is that […]

How To Fix Broken Boot After Yum Update On Amazon Linux

Author: , January 20th, 2012

Stop the instance first…YMMV:

http://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/latest-release-notes/

How To Upgrade PHP to PHP53 On CentOS

Author: , August 22nd, 2011

To get mcrypt installed, read this post: http://www.ericmichaelstone.com/?p=4702

Rock On

Author: , January 25th, 2011

Worked like a madman yesterday to be ready for launch at midnight. At 10pm, the launch was scrubbed and reset back 24 hours. Whew! This is a wild project. Hopefully we can get everything under control today and launch tonight. That would ease the pressure on everyone considerably. Crashed by 10:30, and been up since […]

How To: Upgraded to Parallels 5, Got BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Author: , November 18th, 2009

After upgrade from Parallels Desktop version 4 to version 5 Windows XP virtual machine fails to boot. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Blue Screen of Death is displayed. Reason: The IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) happens due to multiple CPUs assigned to the virtual machine. The Fix: Decrease the amount of CPUs to 1: [code] Shut down your […]