Lamp installation on Ubuntu

| July 25th, 2013

Have been working on the idea of streamlining (almost strip streaming) a LAMP installation on a Ubuntu box so far have made some scripts available on github

https://github.com/swooingfish/lamp_conf

This allow you to get the required software packages from the apt repo and then install mysql and apache2 with the required modules for most sites.

The lamp config also has apache turning script include and some default apache template files for sites allowing http and https sites.

I’ve also added a script which allows you to create self signed ssl keys.

Hope you enjoy it, and find it useful.

Ubuntu 12.04 and Java

| November 24th, 2012

OpenJDK comes with 12.4, but Sun’s Java doesn’t due to licnecings issues

Default Java install with Ubuntu 12.04
$java -version
java version "1.6.0_24"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.11.5) (6b24-1.11.5-0ubuntu1~12.04.1)
OpenJDK Client VM (build 20.0-b12, mixed mode, sharing)

Run this

sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/oracle-java7-installer*
sudo apt-get purge oracle-java7-installer*
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*java*
sudo apt-get update
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

Then you will have new java

$java -version
java version "1.7.0_09"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_09-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 23.5-b02, mixed mode)