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  • Sven Jungmar
    Sven Jungmar likes the reply for the discussion, Re: What Is The Future of ClearOS?

    I am back now but have elected to reduce my hours. There is a large backlog of support work needed, but I'll work my way through it and try also to start working my way through the forum posts.

    Thanks for all the support.

  • Sven Jungmar
    Sven Jungmar likes the reply for the discussion, Re: Home Assistant and Websocket in ProxyPass

    Difficult. Proxy Pass is a third party app and the developer has not maintained it for years. You can set the immutable bit on the file - "chattr +i /etc/httpd/conf.d/x_proxypass.conf" so the file will never change, but you need to remember to unset it when you need to change it. Otherwise have a look at hacking /usr/clearos/apps/proxypass/libraries/ProxyPassProcessor.php to get what you want.

  • To: ClearOS Business Admins, I.E., those who are in charge of everything Clear

    I am just one person and a pretty insignificant voice in this big world. I have used almost every iteration of ClearOS going WAY back to when it was ClarkConnect! I believe that ClarkConnect was my first foray into the Linux "appliance" world and it has always served me well as my home office router. I have tried all of the other OpenSource firewall/routers from pfSense, to Untangle to everything in between. Learned a lot but I always came back to ClearOS! ClearOS just worked and was easy to configure and with a few tweaks one could make it do anything the other distros would do. And...

    We had an online expert for almost as long as I can remember, an expert always in the forums helping me (us) out. For quite a few years it was Nick Howitt. This man was such a valuable asset to me and to this forum IMHO.

    Today is the first day I have seen questions in these forums go with zero replies. I fear that this will continue. I am no expert but I am certain others are and may come forward in time.

    I have never supported ClearOS or ClarkConnect with money. Never bought a module and now I feel that I should have or at least Clear should have created a donation button to help keep things alive. I have done that with other semi closed - OpenSource projects.

    It is my true and fervent hope that Nick still would like to work for Clear and that the issues he and the company are having can hopefully be remedied. If not, shame on Clear for letting a valuable asset get away.

    To Nick Howitt: Good luck to you sir! You have always been courteous and certainly helped me a lot! And I have asked some pretty stupid questions! I wish I could buy you a pint! And I do hope you show up from time to time in these forums!

    To Clear: Will ClearOS still be a leader? Will this project and company stay alive? If you're folding up, closing the doors, turning the light switch off, please let us know sooner rather than later. This kind of employee stuff just seems like a pre-cusror to more issues and problems ahead.


  • Sven Jungmar
    Sven Jungmar likes the reply for the discussion, Re: What Is The Future of ClearOS?

    John and Patrick,

    I'm in the same boat as you guys. I have used ClarkConnect and ClearOS for the better part of 15 years I guess. I've been subscribed to ClearOS Home for probably 5 years, just to provide a little support. It's a great project and I'm very hopeful they are able to keep things moving forward. However, I think that seems unlikely. I'm sure you read Michael Proper's reply to my post in January, and I'm trying to be optimistic and believe what he said. Time will tell. Good luck to Nick. He's a great asset here and will be missed. I rarely even had to ask questions on the forum. With a little digging, you could find someone else asking your same question, and Nick had an answer. And, to go back a bit... Same to Tim Burgess, Ben Chambers, Peter Baldwin, and often with a hint of sarcasm, Tony Ellis. A great group that I've always appreciated. Sorta sounds like this is my "break up" letter :)


  • Home Assistant and Websocket in ProxyPass

    I have bought the ProxyPass module and is a bit disappointed as it works on some sites but not on others.

    For my Home Assistant (hassio) implementation it does not work without manually changing the configuration to accept websockets. The configuration file is automatically created by the module and hence overwritten whenever the configuration s is changed.
    I had to add below lines to get Home Assistant working

    Is there a way to do this better so the manual configuration persists?



  • There is no update in ClearOS7 or Centos7. If you want anything later you have to go a bit off-grid and you have options. You could remove mariadb and install one the rh-maraidb10? packages. I don't think you even have to remove mariadb, but they won't both run together as they both try to bind to socket 3306. More info on rh-mariadb at Instructions apply to all versions of rh-mariadb10?

    Alternatively, I think MariaDB publish their own repos. Or there are plenty of other instructions on the internet on how to upgrade.

    I believe with what I did earlier this year, messing around with mariadb will not mess up the systemdatabase.

  • I am wondering what is the best way to upgrade MariaDB to corresponding MySql 5.6? Joomla 4 (and many more) requires at least mysql 5.6 and my ClearOS has 5.5.68-MariaDB to which I can't find an update in the standard repos. I don't want to mess up the existing system :-)


  • That is just another feature request needing someone to code it, but I do like the idea! I do not know enough about apache to know if the include files would be the same for ports 80 and 443 or if some of the directives should only be for one of the config files

    The only other thing you can do is change the flex- files and set the immutable bit (chattr +i) on them, but then the webconfig can never change them.

  • Thanks Nick, but I don't like to hack the code as I tend to forget what I have done :o
    Your suggestion in the other thread about customisation of web config is also an interesting approach.