How to upgrade lighttpd tar ball (source code) installation

Posted on in Categories CentOS, Howto, lighttpd, Linux, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Security, Suse Linux, Sys admin, Tips, Ubuntu Linux last updated September 1, 2007

Upgrading lighttpd is a piece of cake. There are two methods:

a) Use yum or apt-get or FreeBSD ports / command to update binary lighttpd package

b) Just download latest lighttpd tar ball from official web site and install the same.

Let us see how to upgrade lighttpd using source code (tar ball).

# 1 : Download lighttpd

Use wget or lftp command line http / ftp accelerator tools:
$ cd /opt
$ wget http://www.lighttpd.net/download/lighttpd-1.4.17.tar.gz

# 2 : Verify lighttpd

Use sha1sum or md5sum hash to verify lighttpd tar ball integrity:
$ md5sum lighttpd-1.4.17.tar.gz

# 3: Configure lighttpd

Now configure and compile lighttpd web server:
$ ./configure
$ make

# 4: Stop lighttpd

First stop currently running lighttpd web server:
# /etc/init.d/lighttpd stop
Make sure you are in installation directory, use the following command to uninstall old version:
# make uninstall

# 5: Install lighttpd

Just enter the following command:
# make install
Start lighttpd:
# /etc/init.d/lighttpd start
Watch out for lighttpd log files for any problems:
# tail -f /var/log/messages
# tail -f /var/log/lighttpd/error.log
# tail -f /var/log/lighttpd/scripts.log
# tail -f /var/log/lighttpd/access.log

A note about binary package upgrade method

You can download rpm file or use yum / apt-get command:
apt-get update lighttpd
yum update lighttpd

Download of the day: Lighttpd web server 1.4.17

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, lighttpd, Linux, RedHat/Fedora Linux, UNIX, Windows server last updated September 1, 2007

Finally, new Lighttpd 1.4.17 has been released. This is security and bug fix update. I had updated my box and now this site is powered by 1.4.17.

Download lighttpd

Visit official web site here

Install and configure Lighttpd under Linux

(a) See how to install and configure lighttpd under RHEL

(b) See all lighttpd related articles

Postfix mail server block Malware with blacklist

Posted on in Categories Howto, Linux, Mail server, Networking, Postfix, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Security, Shell scripting, Suse Linux, Sys admin, Tips, Ubuntu Linux, UNIX last updated June 25, 2007

Malware is used for a malicious purpose. It can be in your software or hardware. Email and pirated software is the most powerful way to spread malware. Malware inserted in a system without user notification.
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Download Novell enterprise Linux service pack 1 – SP1

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, Linux, Linux distribution, Suse Linux last updated June 19, 2007

Looking for bug fixes and performance improvements, Novell is offering first service pack. I’ve noticed boot speed and other speed improvements. My office presentation laptop has Suse Linux and I’ve update the same 🙂

SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 and Virtual Machine Driver Pack contain several innovations, many of which came from direct collaboration with customers and partners

From the official press release:

Novell today announced that the first service pack (SP1) for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 is now available to customers worldwide. Featuring significant enhancements in virtualization, high-performance computing, security, interoperability and system management, SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 from Novell® lets organizations take advantage of the latest technical advances in the best-engineered, lowest-cost and most-interoperable platform for mission-critical computing.

Service Pack 1 Enhancements

  • Enhanced virtualization support and management
  • Updated high-availability storage infrastructure
  • Support for new processor technologies, including Quad-Core Intel Xeon and Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors.
  • Enhanced security features
  • Audit subsystem enrichment
  • Support for Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.

Download Novell enterprise Linux service pack 1 – SP1 – ISO image