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Automount Virtualbox Shared Folder in Fedora

Recently I have been trying to mount my shared folder in Virtualbox, during boot time. I have browsed all over the internet, and asked everywhere. If anyone wants to have some references, i tried all these:

I have posted these, hoping that will help someone else and that he won’t need to resort to my weird solution. Because i learnt the hardway, that fstab, fedora and virtualbox, are something that do not intend to work together. At least not in a way that i found.

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LAMP and Fedora 18

I have read a plethora of articles online suggesting what is the right way to install LAMP (Apache Mysql and PHP) on Fedora. Most of them are completing each other and they introduce some details that other won’t. So i thought, what the heck, i have a blog and i have lamp on my fedora. So why shouldn’t i write my own guide? And this is the outcome. This is not a guide for your lamp to host a working public site. It is just something to show you, how you can set a testing server on your pc, so you test your php or any other web development code you want. Commands in bash can be executed either with sudo or with the root account without making any difference. I also use absolute paths of the commands i use in bash, since, in case you use sudo, “/sbin” might not be in your $PATH.

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rkhunter in fedora

Rootkit Hunter is a must in case you run a server, or you ‘re just security freak, like me. If you ‘ve never heard of it, you can find it here, but in a few words, this little thing can offer you protection against an army of linux rootkits and also make some critical suggestions for the entire security of your linux machine. Installation and configuration may prove slightly tiresome, if you ‘re used to just install something from a package manager and leave it there, to run on its own, but it provides an excellent documentation, a thorough wiki (from which accidentally stole most of the things i wrote here…) and a reliable mailing list, so fear not.

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Drupal backup

So, i ‘ve been having some problems. I wanted to feel free to experiment with drupal in my Fedora Core 17 machine, but how could i do this, if i wouldn’t be able to restore fast and easy to a previous working conditions, if everything went wrong. Backup and Migrate module, only seems to offer database backup and various permission problems would come up if i tried to backup from within drupal. Moreover SELinux would complain, if i tried to backup to a folder out of apache’s evil domain. Continue reading

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Fedora and Drupal, Part 2

Now we are going to deploy Drupal core. Most of the installation problems with drupal, come not from dependencies, but from file permissions. You shouldn’t consider my way, as the right one, but as one which is tested and working, with the less complaints from drupal. There might be a better way, a safer one presumably, but I found in blogs various methods that either focus only on a minimum installation, which won’t allow themes and modules installation from within drupal, or sometimes even risky permission alterations which could end to an exploitable vulnerability. Well… I ‘ll be creating some of those as well, so don’t feel safe after following this tutorial. Just test, and test, and keep testing…

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Fedora and Drupal, part1

Ok all, so you ‘ve decided to test Drupal on a Fedora Core system. Meaning, you chose the hard way, testing Drupal on an OS that runs SELinux, which inevitably will cause you trouble with permissions, other than the casual file permissions having to do with files ownership and access rights. So did I. I ve tested the following commands in FC17, so I can’t guarantee for possible failures in FC16 or previous, although SELinux policies should be the same.

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