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Adding Start Up Service With Webmin

We all know that Webmin is like a swiss army knife for Linux SysAds, but again, there are some programs you want to start running as your machine boots or to shut down the program when you invoke a shut down command or a reboot. I personally use this during power failures when the system wakes up, I want all programs to be up and running. As an example, ive downloaded and compiled inadyn, a dynamic DNS updater for Linux. First important thing to know is the directory where the program is located.. When logged in in your shell, go to the directory where the program is located and type pwd (that is print working directory) and it will give you your current location. In my case the result is: /root/inadyn/bin/linux/ Then you should know if theres a proper shut down command for the program, in inadyns case, theres none. Also, take note of the program name.. In my case the program name is inadyn and I run the program using ./inadyn Theres a trick here, since if you run it, it will be

The Art of Compiling in Linux

Most of the people complain about compiling programs in Linux. Particularly those applications which require getting your hands dirty by using shell commands. I have been compiling eggdrops and emechs from my IRC days back then and PVPGN and running a game server. Im currently compiling an otserv in Fedora 9 and thankfully, the instructions are in Debian and Ubuntu: http://otfans.net/wiki/index.php/Compiling_OTServ_under_Ubuntu .. hey how bad can it be? You could still yum your way through the needed libraries. Important thought before you start is to know the important libraries needed. Most of the time they are the -devel or -dev libraries since you are compiling a program right? But the problem is most of the -devel libraries are dependent to their parent application. Say for example mysql-devel is dependent to mysql.i368.. So nonetheless you have to install the pair. An important thing in compiling.. remember to: 1.) Check the libraries needed by the program you are compiling 2.