12 Nov 2001
(updated 12 Nov 2001 at 21:32 UTC) »
Yah, there should be an apostrophe at the end of "users" in
my article reply. Oopsies.
Spent a couple of hours today
trying to figure out why apache mysteriously stopped after
an upgrade. AFAICT, I needed to have the order of two
statements switched in httpd.conf. Very confusing. The
worst part was that it was completely silent when dying. Ah
well, fixed now.
I have now learned to use apt_preferences to pin packages
at certain releases. Now I need to code up a cron job to
figure out when those are updated, so I can schedule a
I pinned both apache and exim, since I've had problems
with both in the recent past(both config file things!), and
I'm trying to run a pseudo-production server here. Hmm, I
should pin mailman too. [done]. Nothing else is as critical
as those packages.
Update: there were(are?) still some problems with
my apache configuration. I got images working again, and
allowed IDS to be executed. Bah, I say. Does anybody know
exactly WTF happened to make apache so unhappy with me? Did
it suddenly start obeying some guidelines that it was