Install PHP 7.1 on Debian Jessie ARM 64bit architecture

I wanted to test PHP7 on my Debian Jessie install, but latest offered package in the repositories was 5.6.30+dfsg-0+deb8u1.

In order to install PHP 7.1 which was the latest at the time of this article, you need to add following repository by running following commands:

apt-get install apt-transport-https lsb-release ca-certificates
wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/php.gpg https://packages.sury.org/php/apt.gpg
echo "deb https://packages.sury.org/php/ $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php.list
apt-get update

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Switch axis in pifba retropie emulator configuration

I recently replaced original icade joystick made by Zippy with the one from Sanwa. In order to fit the new joystick properly in the icade I needed to rotate the base 90 degrees.

This means vertical axis is now horizontal one and vice versa. It’s easy to re-configure this in EmulationStation and all changes will be properly propagated to retroarch configuration files.

Where it fails short is some other emulator configuration files that need to be fixed manually. This was the chase with Final Burn Alpha (pifba) that I use for games like Metal Slug. Continue reading “Switch axis in pifba retropie emulator configuration”

Server side solution to stop redirect from http to https in Chrome

If you have configured your main web site domain to use SSL for example https://your.domain and https://www.your.domain and you have other sub-domains that you access without SSL you could face an issue where Chrome browser insists to use HTTPS on your sub-domains as well. This can cause problems accessing your sub-domain if it is not using SSL.

Even if you manually type http://subdomain.your.domain it will automatically redirect you to https://subdomain.your.domain Continue reading “Server side solution to stop redirect from http to https in Chrome”

How to fix corrupt packet error for with rsync for large files

In order to have local copies of my web pages hosted on VPS I have configured rsync cronjob to sync everything during the night to my local box.

Sometimes with larger files you can encounter errors like these:

Received disconnect from [YOUR_IP]: 2: Packet corrupt
rsync: [sender] write error: Broken pipe (32)
rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(820) [sender=3.1.1]

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