The Workbench 2018-11

  • Posted on: 4 November 2018
  • By: tomww


Long time no see - back working on the blog site: update underlaying server

Hi all!
As some of you may have noticed, I had to build up my new day job. It's running very fine now, so I can start getting back to the SFE packaging project. One of the tasks I had to do today was moving the apache/php webserver off of an old box to a new VM. This blog website is now temporarily served from a ubuntu linux VM (naturally running on a SmartOS Host) and I hope it runs much much better then before. The postgresql database will move as well, but to a OmniOS VM with ZFS for the file storage. The postgresql package is already available for OmniOS in the SFE repo.
In case you see any bigger errors with the blog site, then please drop me a note if this stays broken for longer then one or two hours.
And as always, you may send me a message even if everything is running fine, as I love feedback :)

Upcoming sub projects are building a feature rich webstack that integrates apache/nginx/php/postgresql/mysql. Guess which site this stack should be serving in the future?
Another sub project, though a bit bigger, is starting SFE package builds for the Sparc platform.

Thanks for using SFE packages!

PS: edit 20181105 0945GMT - had to edit pound.cfg and drop the line >> HeadRemove "X-Forwarded-Proto" <<, now it should work for everyone


I had to disable commenting for newly created accounts and delete a lot of spam. (Hi comment spammers, you can stop trying *now*.)
This means you create an account, follog the link in your email and set a password, then during the next one or two days I'll open commenting for your new account.