Category Archives: Fedora

Todo after a Fedora upgrade

Even with the new fedup tool to upgrade. There are a couple of commands I use always after an upgrade. I suggest you use them too: yum distro-sync package-cleanup –problems package-cleanup –orphans rpmconf -a -fvimdiff rpmorphan Helps to keep your … Continue reading

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ArgoEclipse is dead and broken

If you are using ArgoUML and thought “Hey, its written with Eclipse, lets try using it inside Eclipse”. I’m pretty sure you search found ArogEclipse. Please be aware this project looks very dead. I tried to open an perfectly good … Continue reading

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new packages for my default install

In the last couple of week I added 3 new packages to my default install: 1.) atop is a very good extension of top, it includes disk and network utilization among other things. 2.) mosh is a ssh replacement / … Continue reading

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yum behind proxy gets “No more mirrors to try”

Have you ever had the problem with “No more mirrors to try” when behind a caching proxy? Especially with rpmfusion? You tried yum clean all, and still you are not able to download the xml or sqlite db? To fix … Continue reading

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Enable serial console with systemd

If you need to enable a serial console on a systemd machine like Fedora 16, you have two possibilities. Start it immediately with: systemctl start getty@ttyS0.service or start it at every boot with: ln -s /usr/lib/systemd/system/getty@.service   /etc/systemd/system/getty.target.wants/getty@ttyS0.service

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Centos vs. ScientificLinux

I’ve been asked by a lot of people why I switched from Centos to ScientificLinux. My feeling was that ScientificLinux delivers security updates faster and more reliably, but feeling is not a good adviser when it comes to security. So … Continue reading

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Find deleted files that are still in use

When you disc is full and you delete stuff and the disc is still full, have a look at delete files that are still used by a process. Use the command lsof +L1 for this.

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sort -h

A friend  just showed me this cool new option for sort. You now can sort with -h, which works great with du -h. du -hs * |  sort -h Available since RHEL6 and current Fedora. Sorry no RHEL5.

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Weekly Series: Tools you need to know

I wanted to write a weekly series for years. A series of all the cool tools that I show to people very  often and allways create a jaw drop. Thanks to Michael for asking the question that reminded me of … Continue reading

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Update RHEL5 to RHEL6

Officially Red Hat does not support updates from RHEL5 to RHEL6. If you don’t care about support, or you are using Centos or ScientificLinux this is for you. But as always on the internet, I don’t give any warranties and … Continue reading

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