July 28, 2011
I’ve been trying to set up a CentOS VM in VirtualBox, and had a lot more trouble than I’ve had with other Linux distros. The prebuilt image I tried from virtualboxes.org had issues with the networking adapter and keyboard layout. Trying the minimal or network installer had the same problems.
I was eventually able to solve it by installing from the Live CD disk image.
April 14, 2011
Want a Subversion server? Your options usually boil down to:
- Pay for an expensive hosted solution.
- Use an unreliable or crippled free hosted solution.
- Wait for your IT department to set one up for you.
- Slog through setting one up yourself.
Maybe setting up a Subversion server is easy if you’re a Linux expert, but, if you’re anything like me, there are a million things that can go wrong in the configs, and no online guide gets all the instructions right.
Well, as of now there’s a better solution. I’m posting a virtual machine image that has a working Subversion installation, tied to Apache. Download it, start it, and you’ve got a Subversion server!
It’s a VirtualBox image running Fedora 14. It includes a README file with instructions on how to start and access svn, and add new users. Download it here:
Unfortunately, I can’t provide any support for this image (I just cobbled it together myself). But I hope it’s helpful!
October 3, 2010
None of the posts I found on this worked quite right, so I’m writing up what I did here for future reference.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-cache search java6
When I did this, the results I got included:
If I’m interpreting it right, that means the Sun JDK is not available for installation via apt-get, at least the way I have it configured. But people said that the OpenJDK works fine too. So I decided to install it. It seems that specifying “default-jdk” just installs “openjdk-6-jdk” anyway:
sudo apt-get install default-jdk
When this completed, /usr/bin/java was set up for me. But I did have to add a JAVA_HOME environment variable to my .bashrc file:
After that, I was set to go.