February 7, 2009

Postfix Admin and error 105

Spent some time struggling to upgrade my old Postfix Admin install from 2.1.0 to 2.2.1.1, kept running up against the following error:


DEBUG INFORMATION:
Invalid query: Can't create table './postfix/vacation_notification.frm' (errno: 150)

Seems like others have had this, but I didn't find a solution posted. Some time Googling and investigating MySQL docs finally had me stumbling across the answer. The MySQL user 'postfixadmin' wasn't originally granted sufficient privileges to the database, and a prior ALTER step hadn't executed, and more importantly, hadn't been flagged as an error. Granting this user the ability to Alter, Create, Drop, and all other structure related commands then running the setup.php again resolved the issue.

Hope this helps someone out there.

Posted by Jim at 7:59 PM | TrackBack

February 3, 2009

Using an iPhone without service

This won't help the 3G crowd, but if you have an original iPhone and for whatever reason no longer have cellular service with it, be sure to check out Apple's Knowledgebase article 'Using an original iPhone without a wireless service plan' , which will let you use the phone as an iPod Touch, including WiFi, store apps, etc.

You'll need either the original SIM, or a replacement SIM from your carrier, normally available for a small fee.

Posted by Jim at 12:08 PM | TrackBack