My yum update on f18 took about 20 minutes installing 3380 packages.
Cleanup : bash-4.2.39-1.fc18.x86_64 3377/3380
Cleanup : nss-softokn-freebl-3.14-5.fc18 3378/3380
Cleanup : glibc-2.16-24.fc18 3379/3380
Cleanup : tzdata-2012i-1.fc18.noarch 3380/3380
And then it just sat there and sat there......
Cpu(s): 1.7 us, 1.9 sy, 0.0 ni, 86.8 id, 9.2 wa, 0.2 hi, 0.2 si, 0.0 st
KiB Mem: 16412252 total, 16259348 used, 152904 free, 2064256 buffers
KiB Swap: 16777212 total, 1289788 used, 15487424 free, 1120880 cached
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
8268 root 20 0 5024m 4.8g 2688 R 22.5 30.5 7:51.49 texlua
2738 paul 20 0 2203m 359m 31m S 2.6 2.2 40:48.75 gnome-shell
79 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 1.0 0.0 1:47.27 kswapd0
$ ps auxw|grep texlua
root 8268 37.5 32.7 5515148 5369112 pts/2 D+ 18:56 8:30 texlua /usr/bin/mtxrun --generate
$ rpm -qf /usr/bin/mtxrun
What is this? The man page hints of pdf generations. Why is this
happening? Why is it taking 8+ hours? Why is it taking 5GB of RES RAM?
These are several bugs that should be addressed. Endusers will not wait
8+ hours, so right now whoever owns this can be sure it will just get
killed by impatient people. Some people won't have 5GB for this.
I am involved in a student group on FIT of Czech Technical University in
Prague - in that group, we focus on 3D printing (RepRap).
3D printing needs a set of software on a control PC, such as some kind
of 3D modeller (we're currently using OpenSCAD), a slicer (to convert a
3D model to set of instructions for the printer, we're currently using
skeinforge and/or Slic3r) and printer interface software (currently
Installing this basic set of tools on a Linux machine is painful,
they aren't usually available in repositories, compiling them includes
compiling a bunch of dependencies and we usually end up using binary
executables from a tar or git cloning plenty of python scripts. Desktop
files and menu entries -> you don't get what you don't create
I am currently working on adding this software to Fedora:
But that is not where I want to stop. I'd like to create a Fedora RepRap
spin and make Fedora the best choice for 3D print guys.
At this point, I would like to gather people interested in 3D printing
and eventually create a 3D printing SIG.
Would anyone be interested and help me?
I noticed our package review process doesn't explicitly say "After you
make an update to the package, bump the 'Release' number and post a
new link each time." This is a popular convention, but it doesn't seem
to be formally documented.
Should this guidance be part of our instructions?
On 30 December 2012 03:39, Aaron Gray <aaronngray.lists(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hope this is not noise...
> Just installed Fedora 3.6.10-4.fc18 32 bit on 32 bit VM Player on 64 bit
> Windows 8 machine and it hangs on the blue background.
> Will try 64 bit VM Player tomorrow.
There was no 64 bit version of VMware player.
VirtualBox seems to work fine so far.