Articles related to setting up environments
Getting Ruby to talk to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is one thing. Getting Ruby to talk to Microsoft SQL Server Developer Edition 2000, has one twist that threw me off for hours. Here, I’ll show you how to do and hopefully save you lots of frustration and brain damage from banging your head [...]
I was really struggling with getting Apache and Active Directory talking and restricting access (authorizing) only a sub-set of users that belonged to a particular group. Here, I show you how I solved the problem.
I am setting up a Ubuntu server with Apache 2.2 and authenticating users against a Windows 2003 Server’s Active [...]
For those of you who don’t keep a close eye on the macports system that provides you with convenient builds of popular open source software, let me put you on guard: macports supplanted darwinports a few years back to avoid continued confusion over the name.
I was having a good bit of trouble getting ports [...]
Phusion Passenger is one of the easiest Rails and Rack environments to set up and configure with Apache2. With my bootstrapping scripts, the ability to establish a Virtual machine image and have a working Rails application on it in minutes is a reality. Here is how I do it.
Begin by Bootstrapping Ubuntu. [...]
This post covers getting the basic Ubuntu Server 8.10 Intrepid up and going and ready for further configuration (such as Ruby on Rails, or MySQL Server, or Bind 9, etc.).
Ubuntu Site: http://www.ubuntu.com
ISO Image: ubuntu-8.10-server-amd64.iso
If you’re new to my bootstrapping series, please see Bootstrapping my blog for some background information.
Install the OS
No need to [...]
Ever notice that blogs that are tutorial in nature spend a lot of time providing instructions on installing things, but a whole lot depends on what the author already has installed that he’s forgotten to tell you about? Or perhaps the author simply left out the details necessary for you to fully replicate his [...]