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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: FC4

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Download Older Versions of Fedora

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

A frequently asked question is: Where can I find a specific older version of Fedora? The correct answer is: If you CANNOT find it on the official Fedora Mirror List, then chances are it is too old and not supported.
Unless you need an older version for some very specific task, I strongly recommend that you […]

PHP4 on Fedora Core 5

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Apparently some developers still require PHP4 on their web servers. The previous method for doing so on Fedora Core 4 (FC4) was to use the FC3 RPM’s. (A formal procedure was provided by the guide: PHP4 on FC4.)
Since the release of FC5, the dependancies and outdated linking from the FC3 RPM packages may be difficult […]

Yahoo Launch on Firefox in Fedora

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

Fedora users can access full Launch.Yahoo music videos with Firefox. The basic trick is to use the GreaseMonkey Firefox Extension and making use of MPlayer and it’s browser plugin and encoder system.
Watching Streaming Music Videos
1. First make sure you have MPlayer installed in your Fedora and the mplayerplugin-in working correctly. You can check by going […]

CentOS 4.1 Quick Examination

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Since Redhat stopped supporting their commercially available Linux distribution, they moved to an Enterprise Linux Server (RHEL) and left everyone else to use a community effort (Fedora Core). Considering the cost of RHEL, the source packages were recompiled and redistributed. The resulting CentOS is a free binary compatible distribution of RHEL without the proprietary Redhat […]

PHP4 RPMs for Fedora Core 4

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

EDIT (Dec 19, 2005):
I have written a formal guide on PHP4 on FC4.
As a followup to my previous post about PHP4 on FC4, I decided to abandon PHP5 altogether. I spent some time to try and get the PHP4 src.rpm from FC3 to compile correctly in FC4. As it turned out neither the GCC4 nor […]

MPlayer from CVS in FC4

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

I’ve been following along with the improvements made by the MPlayer development team through their mailing list. When Fedora Core 4 came out there were some (I think many) issues with the choice to use GCC4 (the GNU Compiler). Many applications, such as MPlayer, were not yet supported. There were patches from other groups, but […]

PHP4 on Fedora Core 4

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

EDIT (Dec 19, 2005):
I have written a formal guide on PHP4 on FC4.
One of my biggest difficulties with using Fedora Core 4 was that it packages PHP5 with the Apache webserver. Any experienced person should know that Fedora Core is probably a terrible Linux Distribution to be using for a large scale Web Server on […]

Toying with Kernel 2.6.13

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

Since the 2.6.13 kernel was released some time ago, I’ve heard plenty of negative commentary about changes within it. From referring to the Fedora-list mailing list, it appears as though there were plenty of rough edges. Anyways, using my FC4 Kernel Notes, I followed through my procedure and installed version 2.6.13.2 from source.
The first observation […]