Update Jenkins on Ubuntu

Posted by in IT, Tutorial

I’ve got an installation of Jenkins on a Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS which I needed to update. In order to do so I did the following: Download the new version (2.107 at the moment of writing this post). In /home/user/backup/ execute:

Backup the old version (Jenkins war is installed in /usr/share/jenkins):

Overwrite the old jenkins.war:

Restart jenkins

Now, you’re all set and you can start updating the plugins. HTH, A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)

Use bfgminer as a service on Ubuntu (upstart)

Posted by in Software

I’ve move my tiny miner from my mac to a linux (ubuntu) server. When I tried to run bfgminer as a normal use, I’ve found that it would not detect my miner, which was attached and nicely recognised by the system. Only after running it as root, it did detect and loaded it properly. So, I’ve figured there’s no point having a terminal open at all times, but instead make it a “daemon”, via upstart. The code is simple; in /etc/init, create a file bfgminer.conf file with the following content:…read more