Category: Software Packaging

How to Build the latest mod_jk RPM

mod_jk is an Apache module used to connect the Tomcat servlet container with web servers such as Apache. It has come increasingly difficult to find a an apache2-mod_jk-1.2.37-4.1.src.rpm or apache2-mod_jk-1.2.37-4.1.rpm as some of the links are now dead.  However, after tracking down a copy of the apache2-mod_jk-1.2.37-4.1.src.rpm, a modification or two to the .spec file along with the official .tar.gz...Read More »

How to Build a Better haproxy RPM

There are several RPM builds of haproxy that can be found throughout the Internet.  There are GitHub repositories with customized .spec files to build your own RPM.  In fact, there is an haproxy.spec file that may be found in the official .tar.gz file under examples.  However, here is a unique way to build one as close to the original, haproxy-1.5.4-2.el6.rpm,...Read More »

Create an Adobe Reader 9.4.3 Package

Adobe updates their products in relatively frequent and regular intervals. Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader is no stranger to this practice. Since the launch of Adobe Reader 9.0 in 2008 and as of this writing, there has been 15 updates to that product alone. For some users, the automatic update feature is sufficient. If you are in an environment where…

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SARDU, the Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility

When it comes to the removal of a virus, Trojan, pest, or some other malicious application, it has been my practice to isolate the problem by removing it from the equation. What is meant by that is that there are cases where the system is inoperable or where several applications have been hijacked like Task Manager, Registry Editor, and other…

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AVS DVD Player minimized and repacked with INNO

AVS DVD Player is a compact and easy-to-use program that has a simple user-friendly interface allowing you to start watching DVD movies with no additional software. It is offered for FREE by Online Media Technologies Ltd. In many ways it is comparable to the more popular commercial products offered by Cyberlink PowerDVD or Corel’s WinDVD. This FREE download and application…

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Beyond Compare 2.5.3 INNO repack with license key

Beyond Compare® is the ideal tool for comparing files and folders on your Windows or Linux system. Visualize changes in your code and carefully reconcile them. Beyond Compare is available at Scooter Software. A license was purchased to support a large user community. I wanted a means to simplify the distribution of this application with the license file. I chose…

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Instantly populate a FileZilla fzdefaults.xml file and distribute

A group of users needed to change from one FTP client application to another. There was no conversion available for the original FTP application, only a spreadsheet that had been maintained. There was a need to bulk add a couple of hundred ftp accounts into a new FTP client. The selected FTP client is FileZilla. A little known tidbit about…

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Connect to VNCServer on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is remote control software to allow computers interact with one another as a server and client. It is developed to ease the administration of remote machines without using the console. For Windows users, there may be a a familiar feel similar to that of Windows Terminal Services (RDP). VNCServer is standard on a Red Hat Enterprise…

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