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Oct 23

getting php bindings for subversion

Fri, 10/23/2009 - 19:04 — peter

Let's say you want to access a svn repo or perhaps even a working copy programatically through php without escaping to the shell, you need svn functions setup in php. Here is how you do it.

First off, you need to have a few packages installed. I assume you already got a web server and php up, in addition to this you will also need the following:

  • php development libraries
  • php pear/pecl
  • subversion
  • subversion development libraries

On a modern *buntu distro, the packages you need are:

Jul 20

Getting OpenVPN to work with VPSLink

Mon, 07/20/2009 - 03:49 — peter

A couple of sites that I support have been hosted by VPSLink for a while now and it was time I got the OpenVPN client in the virtual machine to talk to my server. Setting up OpenVPN was easy enough, as I got the config files and the certs all prepped before hand, getting it to work was a different deal... After the initial failed service openvpn start and a bit more sifting through log files, it turned out that the node for the /dev/net/tun adapter was incorrect! Fixing this was easy after a bit of googling around: