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VCDS and Virtualbox

Recently I needed to tweak some settings on my car with VCDS, thankfully I can use the free one as my car is a 2002 model. As it’s a windows program and I only have a linux laptop, this is how I got it to work with the cable I bought.

Adding a user attribute in FreeIPA 4.x

The main guide is here: but it’s for an older version so some of the examples don’t work and doesn’t cover all the steps for updating existing users. We will be adding the attribute ‘car’ as an example. Add the attribute with ldapmodify:

Installing the puppet agent from rubygems.

The method I used to install the puppet agent on a server via ruby gems, as the client server requires a newer version of ruby than what puppet uses with packages. Your mileage might vary if followed as puppetlabs documentation says “not recommended”!

Installing PHP intl on cPanel/CentOS

I’ve had to install this a bunch of times this week for people, so I figured I would document it here. If you want to install the latest version of libicu, you need to ensure that PHP is not compiled with intl support in cPanel’s easyapache, else it won’t pick up the later version.

MySQL Replication with Puppet

This is how I setup MySQL replication with puppet managing the configuration files/install. The MySQL module used is –

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