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Random thoughts, problems and solutions

Category: Ubuntu

TransIP Private Network eth1 not coming up

Today I encountered the issue where I added a VPS to a private network in the TransIP dashboard. I followed their blogpost on how to configure the internal IP address found here.

However, after running

ifconfig

I still didn't see the eth1 interface up. 

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Monitoring Apache with Supervisord

Monitoring is great. Especially if it works and you don't have to take care of restarting the services yourself. Supervisord can make your life a little bit easier by doing this for you. It can monitor the processes you want on your server and (re)start them for you if they are not started. That is, if you play by its rules.
I was completely new to Supervisor (although I knew what it does) and my goal was to monitor the apache2 process on my server. In doing that I encountered some problems. This blogpost shows the summary of my journey and concludes with a working configuration.

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Command line svn on Ubuntu

This morning I had 'some difficulties' with the Eclipse IDE and Subversive to restore my code to an earlier version. Subversion is all about this, so this should be pretty easy.... right? It seemed to be ok, I right-clicked the PyDev project > Replace with > Revision or URL and filled in the revision number. Eclipse started to do something. When it was done, the revision numbers of the files I wanted to revert (which were newer than that revision) were still the same. Did it work? I don't know. Talking about unexpected behaviour.. it prompts me if I really want to revert, but the revision number of the files stay the same.

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