Tips & Clues

PhpMyAdmin error message when the script has not been run during install...

Submitted by donmc on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 17:35

I see this fairly often when I have done fast installs of ubuntu:
"Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed."

What happens is I ignore the install script that needs to run for PhpMyAdmin to establish its database etc.
Happily the fix is fairly easy - just run the script again now:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure phpmyadmin

bash history date/time stamps

Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 14:32

By default, the bash history does not keep tabs on the time of day that a given command was run. But it is really as simple as defining ONE environment variable: "HISTTIMEFORMAT"

This from "Linux by Example": HISTTIMEFORMAT takes format string of strftime. Check out the strftime manual to choose and construct the timestamp that suit your taste. My favorite is "%F %T ".

export HISTTIMEFORMAT="%F %T "

Upgraded jaxbeachtech.com to Drupal 7

Submitted by admin on Sat, 10/27/2012 - 19:06

I finally bit the bullet and upgraded the site to Drupal V7 - it was pretty straight forward, a few glitches here and there, but overall, pretty smooth. It was worth waiting a few years for the code to be nicely cleaned up :)

A BIG Thank You to all those clever people that contributed to the Drupal 7 experience - there is no doubt about it - it is a fantastic product.