Archive for the 'Fedora' Category

Fedora Mailing List Annoyance

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

I joined the Fedora users/group mailing list (fedora-list) in April 2005, after being on Usenet since the late 1990’s. I somehow always assumed mailing lists were of much higher quality than the “anything goes” attitude of Usenet. Since then, I really haven’t asked too many questions. For the most part I try to only answer […]

Firefox 3 Release

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

According to Spread Firefox the official release time for Firefox 3.0 will be at 10AM PST, so 1PM EST (for me). Are you excited? Really excited? Well if you are, I feel sorry for you
I took a note from Chris Blizzard and cheated by downloading already by typing out the full URL into […]

SELinux Preventing SSH Passwordless Login

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Since upgrading to Fedora 9, I am trying much harder to work with SELinux. For the most part it is pretty easy.
I am using passwordless SSH logins between my CentOS 5.1 server and my Fedora 9 desktop. Since my Fedora 8 never used SELinux, all my file contexts were “wrong” when I mounted my /home […]

Fedora 9 Review

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

After spending a good deal of time configuring Fedora 9 I thought I would take this opportunity to provide my thoughts and feedback. The following is my Review of Fedora 9 (F9).
“Sulphur” smells only just a little.
Installation Media
The first thing I was happy to see was that the team finally decided to offer Fedora 9 […]

Fedora 9 Released

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Can you feel the burn of “Sulphur” ?
After an unfortunate 2 week delay the Fedora project just announced the release of Fedora 9. Fedora has always been known to be the latest and greatest and this release is no different, rough edges and all. A great deal of hard work has been done to put […]

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 […]


Friday, April 11th, 2008

Just for fun … inspired by the Fedora bloggers.
# history | awk ‘{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] \” \” i}}’|sort -rn|head
On my Fedora 8 box:
481 ls
297 cd
54 vim
24 rm
17 du
12 sudo
12 mv
9 who
9 screen
9 find
On my CentOS 5.1 box:
344 ls
234 cd
54 sudo
29 vim
23 rpm
22 ./annoying_app_i_cant_get_to_work_on_centos5
18 ./configure
16 pwd
15 wget
15 scp
On my web server:
378 ls
213 cd
130 […]

Fedora Makes a Terrible Server

Monday, February 11th, 2008

… for me.
I am finally giving up on Fedora as a server. I find it just too unreliable. I have been using Fedora since FC1 (and been on Redhat since RH6.0), but for the most part I only used it as a desktop operating system.
When I was using FC3, I found it […]