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How to fix IonCube/ZendGuard “undefined symbol: executor_globals” after upgrading Apache and PHP

Recently when updating a WHM/cPanel server to use the new version of Apache and PHP (Apache 2.4 & PHP 5.6), after everything completed, I kept getting errors even though I know the PHP modules for IonCube and ZendGuard were installed correctly … turns out there was another issue … and here’s how to fix it. (more…)

Pulse Orlando Shooting: Putting Anger to Good Use

As many of you probably already know, around 2 AM in Orlando Florida at Pulse Nightclub, Omar Mateen entered the club through a side door, and opened fire on the crowd, that at the time, had around 300 people in attendance.  In total, 49 people were killed (50 including the gunman), and 53 were taken to the hospital, making this the deadliest shooting in American history.

I’ve personally lived in Orlando for over 10 years, and even though I am a straight male, I know, and love, many people in the LGBTQ+ community, and this was very sad news to wake up to Sunday morning, happening literally minutes away from my house.

At first I was filled with sadness, pain, which then turned to anger … but I knew I could not let that anger take over me, and I needed to put it to good use. So I decided to  (more…)

Plex GPG error: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available

Recently while I was attempting to run a standard  apt-get update on a personal server, I received an error regarding the Plex repository, something about signature couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available.

Thankfully though, I have seen this type of error before, and it’s very easy to fix …  (more…)

How to fix mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however: Package mysql-server 5.5 is not configured yet.

Recently while attempting to setup a new GitLab server on Ubuntu 14.04 using my iGitLab installer script, I ran into an issue when the script attempted to install MySQL (mysql-server) through APT.  The specific error was  dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server: mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however: Package mysql-server-5.5 is not configured yet.

I tried removing MySQL and reinstalling, even attempted to configure through mysql-server-5.5, none of which worked, but luckily I did find a way to easily fix this …