If you for whatever reason need an historical version of openvpn connect you are mostly fucked.
but if desperate enough to trust a random site on the internet you can download the binary here.
openvpn-connect-18.104.22.1680_signed.msi x64 only, you can verify the signature at the wayback machine
openvpn-connect-22.214.171.1243_signed.msi x64 only, you can verify the signature at the wayback machine
Don’t forget to check that the sha256 signature matches, it is good practice when downloading random binaries from the internet.
You can download the older 3.1.3 version from a less suspicious link at https://archive.org/details/openvpn-connect-126.96.36.1993_signed
Special thanks to the Totally not suspicious URL for being the only backup version for download before this post was made.
Sometimes you have to test a bad idea, or you just don’t want/can’t to let that 10+ years old ugly and unmaintained project die no matter what, and for that you might have to use a EOL unsupported PHP version
First install the necessary build tools, some of which you may not need:
apt-get install -y autoconf2.13 libbz2-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libltdl-dev libmcrypt-dev libevent-dev libmhash-dev libmysqlclient-dev libpcre3-dev libpng12-dev libxml2-dev make patch xmlstarlet make patch libssl-dev libssl1.0.0
Continue reading “Bad Idea of the day, Compiling PHP-52 for Debian 8”
Sometimes you are trying to install stuff from a really ancient repository that sometimes don’t have the necessary security functions in place, looking at you ‘HP Software Delivery Repository for mcp’, while this is generally a bad idea you can force apt to ignore the safety checks, and what could possibly wrong by doing it :), by appending “-o Acquire::Check-Valid-Until=false -o Acquire::AllowInsecureRepositories=true -o Acquire::AllowDowngradeToInsecureRepositories=true” at the end of your apt command.
apt update -o Acquire::Check-Valid-Until=false -o Acquire::AllowInsecureRepositories=true -o Acquire::AllowDowngradeToInsecureRepositories=true
Continue reading “Bad Idea of the day, Disable Secure Repository check APT”
Trailing in the deeps of the interwebs, I found an interesting Post, It teaches how to disable the root check for the VLC media player.
As some may know VLC rightfully refuses to run as root, and why you would want to run a video player as root is beyond me, but the post explain in some detail how to use a hex editor to search and alter the call to the ‘geteuid()’ function to a call of the ‘getppid()’ function effectively neutering the root check.
Continue reading “Bad Idea of the day, Disabling VLC root check”