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HOW TO Build non-root FreeTDS for Linux

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments

This tutorial shows you how to build FreeTDS on any Linux (and probably Unix) system in a stand-alone fashion. No root or packages required. Prerequisites: You do need a compiler and functional build environment. If you can successfully ./configure && make && make install then you are all set. Step 1: Get the software Download […]

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HOW TO Install mcrypt for PHP on RedHat Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 6

June 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

This tutorial shows you how to install libmcrypt and the companion PHP module under RedHat Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 6. By default, RHEL and OL do not provide mcrypt or libmcrypt packages for the 6.x release. Subsequently, they don’t provide PHP5 mcrypt modules either. Many PHP apps including PHPMyAdmin and Magento make use of […]

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Tags: Apache · gcc · How Tos · libmcrypt · linux · mcrypt · Oracle Linux · php · Programming · redhat · Unix

HOW TO Flush The Linux File Cache

May 19th, 2014 · No Comments

You can’t prevent Linux from using the file cache and you don’t want to. However, on occasion you may want to flush it. Here’s how: First, flush your filesystems to disk. Just run the command sync Then, echo 1, 2 or 3 in to /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches. It breaks down like this: free pagecache: echo 1 > […]

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Tags: How Tos · linux