After cloning a working Debian virtual machine, the new system
would not bring up its Ethernet interface. This is because I checked
VirtualBox's dialog, "Reset MAC address for network card" and got a new
hardware Ethernet address.
Trying "ifup eth0" didn't work. I did an "ip addr" and saw that the
only configured interface was now called eth1.
This is simple to solve. Edit the file
/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and move the new MAC address
(like "00-0F-35-01..." and so on) from the eth1 line back to eth0,
erasing the previous address in the eth0 line. Then delete the
remainder of the eth1 line, save, and reboot.
You should now have your eth0 back.
This turns out to be amazingly easy, at least with Debian 7.3.
First, instead of MySQL, I followed instructions at the MariaDB site: Setting
Up MariaDB Repositories.
$ sudo apt-get install libcatalyst-modules-perl
which installed over 200 modules, but what do you know:
$ catalyst.pl Foo
creates a Foo Catalyst application under the current directory.
Everything *Just Works. *Thanks to Debian and the folks who bring you
UPDATE (April 2014): Catalyst seems a bit heavy for most of my needs.
I'm exploring mojolicious.
See the instructions at http://backports.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=instructions
1) Add the backports repository by editing /etc/apt/sources.lst
(must be root) and adding the following line:
deb http://www.backports.org/debian/ lenny-backports main contrib non-free
Run the following:
#aptitude install debian-backports-keyring
(Ignore any warning that occur with the above 2 commands, the install
will correct those) If you run #aptitude update again the warnings
should be gone
2) Install Adobe Flash
#aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree
3)You shouldn't need this step, but just in case run
and make sure the correct one
(/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so) is selected. It should
be the current default.
4) Start Iceweasel and go the location about:plugins and you should see
the latest Flash.
See also my comments of installation of Virtualmin on a Centos
these are just the additional issues.
GD under PHP not installed by default
Wordpress and other PHP systems were reporting errors about
"imagecreatefromjpeg not defined" ... that's a PHP built-in function...
what gives? Somehow I didn't have the GD image manipulation module
loaded into PHP. Here's how to do that.
# sudo apt-get install php5-gd
# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Locales not installed by default
(reported solved in Debian 5.0.2)
Apt-get was reporting huge batches of errors like:
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
/usr/bin/mandb: can't set the locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct
manconv: can't set the locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct
The solution is to:
apt-get install locales
and I added the locale: en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8