It’s always fucking something

Isn’t it? Always. Life cannot just fucking go on. So after the server tear down the other day I needed to install something to replace ClearOS, I decided that it was to be Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Ubuntu ain’t bad (I like it) and I am comfortable with it, it usually works no problems, and has tons of support. Cool. Used it many times before. So mundane install complete, nothing fancy here unless you like dealing with partitions – which I fucking don’t. There’s always that feeling that you are about to wipe everything you own accidentally.

So new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installed, no issues (fuck you Clear). Great now what, time to reinstall all the other shit I guess. SSH for my life to work, Transmission for torrenting, Apache2 for web schtuff (you’re reading it) and I think thats it. Oh Plex, Plex Media Server (PMS a fitting fucking name so far). Which is great. Fucking love it. It’s Netflix for your own collection. Currently up to 357 titles! Woot. I always had issues with Plex on ClearOS (no shit). It would never update. Ever. Well all that mess is done with right? HA! Fooled you! So Plex loaded up just fucking fine last night. Great. Even finished grinding through the catalogue again, new images and such. I even watched a fucking movie last night. So this morning, when I wake up and the kids want to watch a cartoon. Plex right? HAHAHA! Why the fuck would you think it would be working for you?

Apache2 down. SSH can’t tunnel in. Plex laughing in my face and won’t load. I am about 30 seconds from literally burning down this god damn computer. I have seriously fucking had it ad am starting to think there are maybe hardware issues that are fucking with me. There has to be a reason shit is constantly burning in my life. I am so close to tossing all my shit on a paid server and being fucking DONE. Need to walk away. Walk away. For like 6 months. FUCK. I would knee cap a motherfucker for a stable working server right now, just point out the poor bastard.

And then the fucking fax line goes out… are you fucking serious right now?

Upgrading PHP on ClearOS (Part 1)

I need php higjer than 5.4 for a project. ClesrOS isn’t using 5.4+. Bastards. So here is my atyempt at upgesfing php on clearos 7. Some shit went vad during the upgrade,  i lost my original post which was more detailed. Typing this on my cell, I’ll clean up later. But for now here it is. Its a mess.

yum –enablerepo=clearos-updates-testing update

About 40 or so update it seems…hung up on kernel.x86_64 0:3.10.0-327.10.1.v7…then had dependency issues with libnatpmp. Hey at least it’s only one. And it has to do with Transmission. Which cannot be found in the repo’s, naturally. Which is for NAT routing.

Can’t install with yum, wont find it. Seem to vaguely remember this issue before, and maybe with Plex. Anyways found an RPM for Fedora EPEL7, gonna try that.

run testting update again

hanging on kernel again, dependency issues? …. NO! Woo hoo fixed the issue. Now to download 47mb of updates and hope the system doesn’t break!

Here’s where shit goes bad. I staryed the updates and they went ok. I saw the errors the other page mentioned, ok. All done it was. Complete it said. But the instructions say to reboot, which I had to cause the phpinfo page was still showing php 5.4. I rebooted. Which I fucking hate doing, because ClearOS can never seem to get an IP address from my modem when I do. Then I am stuck doing the IP dance. Fuck that noise. But I had to. 

Reboot went ok, fucker even tried to say I had an IP still, which I now believe was true. But the net wasn’t working. Nothing. So I spent an hour trying to get an IP from my modem. Nothing. At this point I am pissed off, and fuck ClearOS.

I connected my “emergency rotuer” and hopped on the web looking for a ClearOS alternative. Fucking shit. There isn’t one, and I just couldn’t come to terms with rolling my own. I need an easy way to manage IP addresses. I looked into some others but nothing debian or even centos based was any good for me. Everything is BSD. Don’t want that. Don’t know it. Don’t wanna learn it. So I reluctantly reinstalled ClearOS 7.2. No, its still having fucking problems. And now I am down to php 5.4 again. Fuck. 

I’ll edit this post later and clesn it up but for now…i was able to updste to php 5.5.33 but i lost all connections to the outside. Not 100% sure this was thr case but i am hanging it on a solid hunch. Back to square one.