Monthly Archives: June 2008

Ebay France to pay 40 mil. Euro to Louis Vuitton

A commercial Court in France decided that Ebay has to pay 40 mil. Euro to the LVMH luxury products group.

LVMH group says that Ebay France did not do anything to try and stop the sales of counterfeit products like perfumes and shoes which were made after the LVMH group products: Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior si Givenchy .
Ebay will try to appeal the decision but seeing the rules that go around in France and that the Court already agreed that Ebay has to pay all this money it may be a bit hard.

The case was open by 6 brands that are part of LVMH: 4 perfumes brands Dior, Guerlain, Kenzo si Givenchy, 1 women bags brand: Louis Vuitton and the shoes division from Christian Dior Couture .

In the same time LVMH group says that even the auctions on their original products were illegal because only their specialized dealers have the right to sell this products so if you got a perfume that you did not use and want to sell it you can not do it even if it is yours and you paid the money for it.

Needless to say that this rules imposed by LVMH are more moral wrong then commercial but i guess whoever buys their products should just keep them, for sure i am not one of those.

The Court decision on payments :
– 19,28 mil. euros to Luis Vuitton Malletier
– 17.3 mil. euros to Christian Dior Couture
– 3.25 mil. euros to the perfume brands

Have fun buying stuff you can not sell 🙂 .


Changing permissions only on files or only on directories

The following two commands will change the permissions only on the files in a directory even if there are also other directories, and the same for directories only:

This only chmod’s files to 644:
[root@box1 ~]# find -type f | xargs -i chmod 644 {}

This only chmod’s directories to 755:
[root@box1 ~]# find -name '*' -type d | xargs -i chmod 755 {}

Also, as an addition here the most common permissions on server are 644 for files and 755 for directories, you may want to make sure that the files/directories are not having 777 permissions as this is a big security risk. Most of the time some scripts will need 777 permissions and if this is the case would be a good idea to find a way around this or just find another script that does not need 777 permissions set.


ServerCP or DSM install issue on Fedora Core 6 and Centos 5

When performing installs on Fedora Core 6 you may run into the error below.

dependency error: needed by package dsmphp

The problem is a conflicting freetds package within the Fedora extras reposistory. You can do one of two things to complete the install.

1. Add the below line to the /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-extras.repo
exclude=freetds freetds-devel

2. Run the command:
yum clean all


Same error shows up under Centos 5 systems:

dependency error: needed by package dsmphp

1. Run: yum clean all

2. Download latest RHEL 5 or Centos 5 rpm packages for: freetds, freetds-devel and unixODBC and install them.

3. Run the installer again!