Archive for May, 2006

The World’s MOST Innovative Companies

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

US weekly magazine BusinessWeek teamed up with The Boston Consulting Group to produce the second annual ranking of the world’s 100 most innovative companies. More than 1,000 senior managers responded to the global survey, making it the deepest management survey to date on this critical issue.

The BusinessWeek-BCG survey also focuses on the major obstacles to innovation that executives face today. While 72% of the senior executives in the survey named innovation as one of their top three priorities, almost half said they were dissatisfied with the returns on their investments in that area.

A lack of coordination is the second-biggest barrier to innovation, according to the survey’s findings. But collaboration requires much more than paying lip service to breaking down silos. The best innovators reroute reporting lines and create physical spaces for collaboration. They team up people from across the org chart and link rewards to innovation. Innovative companies build innovation cultures. “You have to be willing to get down into the plumbing of the organization and align the nervous system of the company,” says James P. Andrew, who heads the innovation practice at BCG


A DaY With MySQL

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

:) I am not a MySQL expert so far…but here was my one day with the MySQL =>

I gotta requirement for MySQL Server version 5.x.x but my distro RH-AS-4 Update-1 (kernel-2.6.9-5) has MySQL-4.1.7. So I erased/un-installed all the MySQL RPMS [ rpm -e mysql* - -nodeps ]
and I choose the source bundle mysql-5.0.21, configured for a separate database on a different partition named /database and made install. Things were fine but some integration issue with Perl and PHP. Both are not able to connect MySQL (were I got screwed up).. I am sure, its not because of the php-mysql and perl-mysql packages Yeah… the default database comes under /var/lib/mysql now its /database/mysql/

I couldn’t see mysql module in php -m. Whats the solution “google” I gotta hell lot of out put that everybody saying I do have the same issue, some stamped this a as bug.

Well… now I am ready to go back to the packages ;
the RPM’s coming wih the distro [ rpm -ivh mysql*4.17* - -force :) ]

Here my DIVIDE & RULE Policy got worked. I umount the /database partition and mount to /var/lib

Issues: fstab is not ready to take the new partition
Solution: edit /etc/rc.local [ mount /dev/cciss/c0d0p11 /var/lib ]

Any luck…? the screw is still getting tight for me…

I gotta the following errors when I started using my middle finger to set this up….at different stages…

1. /usr/libexec/mysqld: Can’t change dir to ‘/var/lib/mysql/’
2. mysql error Errcode: 13
Error code 13: Permission denied [ you can try bash-3.00$ perror 13 ]
3. ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
4. mysqld dead but subsys locked
5. /usr/libexec/mysqld: Can’t change dir to ‘/var/lib/mysql/’ (Errcode: 13)
6. Timeout error occurred trying to start MySQL Daemon.
7. ‘Problems running mysql_install_db’
8. Installation of system tables failed!

Woops..!! Dido is Stoned after The Sand In My Shoes
I un-mount the /var/lib for my old /var/lib. Confused..well

/dev/cciss/c0d0p7 4.9G 155M 4.5G 4% /var [ Created at installation ]
/dev/cciss/c0d0p11 51G 144M 48G 1% /var/lib [ Newly mounted ]

:) because I have to back up all the files under “4% /var/lib “ to “1% /var/lib” with out loosing the permission settings.

cd /var/lib
find . -print -depth | cpio -pvdum ~admin/bkup_lib

Mounted back /var/lib to /dev/cciss/c0d0p11
Remove all files under /var/lib/ and once again use the find-cpio combination to place all the files back to ” 1% /var/lib/ “

Now the time to rpm -ivh mysql* [if you are “ivh” ing WITH OUT placing the files under /var/lib …’s gonna be a PITA with depedency and if those files are not with proper permission settings…..well… whats your numer from 1 to 8 ]

If all went fine so far; one request, dont use the mysql_install_db script now, but you can have a try and collect your number :)

Good…try this

[root@python ~] /usr/bin/mysqld_safe –user=mysql –skip-grant-tables &
[root@python ~] /usr/bin/mysql mysql

Yes..! it’s running; atleast for me but with one issue that I have to manually stop/kill the mysqld daemon.
There is NO service mysqld stop/restart …
I tried all the day to get it up and once it got up…hmmm… very funny…
Do ya have any hack around… :)