I've observed that somehow people advocating Linux bring morality into
picture. They argue about illegal (pirated) Windows and how bad it is
(morally) to use one.
Here is a checklist for all those paranoid about having their PC legal:
(Please add to this list something that I might have missed )
1. Is your PC or some part of it ( RAM,HDD,graphics card ) bought from
grey market ? If yes you can safely assume that it is illegal. The
required taxes have been evaded.
2. Do you have Mp3z on your Hard-Disk? Linux or Windows , they are
completely illegal ( Why are you making MP3z if you own the CD ?
If for giving it to friends then thats illegal too !).
Its illegal even if you have burnt them on your CD instead of keeping
them on your HDD
3. Do you have DivX/MPEG files of latest movies ? It is illegal.
4. Does your homepage/HDD have gif's. Arguably they are illegal too.
(Some compression patent problems I believe)
Here's my PC's status:
1. Bought from grey market. I lose the battle in first step itself ;)
2. Yep not a single mp3 on my HDD.
3. not a single MPEG/DivX
4. Dont have a homepage so no gif's created by me that are on the HDD
Windows user is on equal moral grounds (regarding legality of his/her PC)
if a Linux user satisfies any of the criteria.
There cannot be something less illegal. Either it is legal or it is not.
(While I may be sounding Windows advocate let me tell you that I have only
two OS'es on my PC : Linux and Dos (the command.com from the rescue disk
of Windows 98, which is licensed, but not mine. I guess that's legal too
as Microsoft, I guess, does not say that you must possess a legal copy of
Windows 98 to use the command.com , Anywayz I use command interpreter of
I had posted a few days back asking help for the Garbled text in RH
8.0, I have found that by following these two simple things the quality of
the output of the console can be incresed.
1. Setting LANG="en_US" in /etc/sysconfig/i18n (Defaults to en_US.UTF-8).
2. Using frame buffer mode for the console. I used vga=789 as a parameter
to my kernel to accomplish this.
Amish K. Munshi
In GNU we trust.
I am trying to delete
directory with the following name
--(a)app.7 (which is autogenerated by amavis)
I am trying to delete it
with rm -rf command
it gives me
rm: unrecognized option '--(a)app.7'
how to delete this directory ??
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I am working on RH8.0. I configured php and apache, but the post
or get are not working. Any data sent by the form is not being received
by the php page.
This is the content of my index.html
<form action="trial.php" method="get">
<input type="text" name="amish">
And here is my trial.php
But the output is a blank page, the phpinfo() page is working
The output of the rpm command is as shown below.
[root@munshi html]# rpm -qa | grep php
[root@munshi html]# rpm -qa | grep httpd
Where should I start hunting for the solutions.
Amish K. Munshi
In GNU we trust.
When using fetchmail, how do I delete oversized messages from the
server without actually fetching them? The man page of fetchmail
doesn't help. I want fetchmail to issue "dele #n" command to the
server for each oversized message.
If fetchmail is unable to do it, is there any other way?
We are using Postgres as a database server.We ahave some backend functions which are used for triggers. We frequently get following error since the trigger fails to execute.
Error: fmgr info: Cache lookup failed function 'some number'(e.g 5009879).
Please guide us,
Thanking in Advance,
I have the following setup. I have a client who has 10 offices
across Mumbai. Each office has approximately 50 people on the
LAN. All offices have a linux server that connects to a central
office RAS via dial up. LAN users can then access servers located
at the central office for nightly database updates etc..
All IPs used are RFC 1918 non-routable type.
I want to install mail services for the client. A mail server
will be placed at the central location. This mail server will be
connected to the internet and receive all mails destined for
the organisation - say fooabc.org. There will be mail servers
at each branch office also which will handle intraoffice mail -
i.e. mails within a single office.
I want to know if we can use the same domain name say
fooabc.org at each branch location. Essentially, when each
branch mail server receives a mail for userA(a)fooabc.org, it
should look up a table(or whatever) to find out if userA exists
locally in that branch office. If userA exists then it should keep
the mail locally. In case userA is at some other location, then the
mail should be forwarded to the central mail server.
I have a faint idea that LOTUS DOMINO does something like
this. I want to do this setup with qmail, I am pretty conversant with
qmail and have a few installations also. Can this be done?
If not, then how can the same be achieved? Please suggest.
This is my first post to this mailing list although I have been lurking
for a couple of months...
I am facing 2 problems with my GNU/Linux box (Redhat 7.2, Kernel 2.4.19)
since I installed the 2.4.19 kernel a couple of months ago..
1) My system does not turn off automatically after issuing the powerdown
command.. I have to turn it of manually. Earlier, with the RH 7.2
default kernel (2.4.7-10), the power would switch off automatically.
Here are the how the relevant variables are set :
# CONFIG_APM_IGNORE_USER_SUSPEND is not set
# CONFIG_APM_DISPLAY_BLANK is not set
# CONFIG_APM_REAL_MODE_POWER_OFF is not set
I got these settings from linuxnewbie.org a couple of months ago. They
do not work for me, nor can I explain why they are the way they are.
They seem to work for others with a similar problem though.
2) I cannot mount audio cd's anymore. I can play them through gtcd, I
just cannot rip them.. The mount command tells me that I got a bad fs
type or there are too many mounted filesystems. I can mount normal data
cd's easily enough..
Also, what is a good strategy to follow while compiling a kernel? Is it
better to make as many modules as possible or the other way round? Are
there any particular features which would be better off as part of the
kernel image rather than as modules? Currently, I have compiled very few
features as modules.
Thanks for your time..
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Any idea where i can get the Suse Mail Server?and for how
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