Hi, i would like to introduce myself to this list with my intentions to
contribute to it and the documentation effort.
I have begun compiling relevant information pertaining to the training
and etiquette of the Fedora support mechanism. In the Fedora-list i see
far to often the flaming of questions that seem to be pointless and
stupid. But as the saying goes: "There are no stupid questions".
All the suggestions and information i compile will be used in a support-guide
and questions-guide or something along those lines either together or seperately.
But this topic i think has gone without at least some effort to contain
it long enouph, so i figured it is time to put up or shut up.
I have been a linux user and minor developer for some time now, but i
have never attempted to write any documentation in any meaningful fashion before, so any suggestions and pointers made be the verterans and bystanders on this list would be gratefully accepted and considered.
I will not be alone in writing this, there will be one or two others
that are fed up with the support situation as it is (goes without saying
the support mechanism is still much much better then most out there
already in place).
. 0 . Aaron M Matteson - http://cryptosystem.us
. . 0 Real programmers don't document. If it was hard to write,
0 0 0 it should be hard to understand!
Please do not send me HTML emails or attachments containing Microsoft
Word documents, Excel documents or Access sheets as they will be
automatically forwarded to a mailbox i check infrequently. Thanks.
Karsten Wade writes:
> On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 10:36, Karsten Wade wrote:
> Double-argh! That sounded l4m3 instead of funny. Even if I had put in
> a smiley or two, it still didn't have the right "ring" to it.
> Sorry, Machtelt. Maybe it was just too early in the morning for
> me. :)
I think you guys and your hard work are great. And this is one of the
most friendly lists I've ever lurked on. On some other lists I'm on
(which shall remain nameless) you would be attacked for being so nice
with your reply.
Jeff Kowing <jeffrey.d.kowing(a)nasa.gov>
All opinions expressed are my own and not of my employer.
Folks, it might not seem all that obvious that folks need to post
requests for more jargon busting to fedora-docs-list(a)redhat.com ?
I've told Mike & Tracy already, so that saves everyone else the trouble
of writing back! But maybe we should make it more friendly?
> From: Mike & Tracy <fracs(a)bigpond.net.au>
> To: colin(a)fedoranews.org
> Subject: Fedora Jargon: What's a kernel 'oops'?
> Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2004 22:21:51 +1100
> Thanks for the link to the jargon buster - great... I couldn't work out
> how to post requests, though.
> I've read on kernel RC-series release notes (Linux Today, etc) about
> patches to the kernel called 'oops'... Can you tell me if this is an
> acronym, or is it just a 'silly bug'.
> PS: This is a serious Q.
Colin Charles, byte(a)aeon.com.my
http://www.bytebot.net/http://training.bytebot.net/ - OpenOffice.org Training
http://fedoranews.org/colin/fnu/ - Fedora News Updates
I'm trying to run a mail server and it accepts mail from all users when
I'm sending a mail from my outlook. I don't want this. So the question
is how do I get sendmail to verify a user before accepting and sending
I've been beating my head off the wall for over a week to try and figure
this out. I apologize if I have the wrong list, but I'm sure this is the
Just to start, I have searched far and wide, Fedora lists, Google, etc, etc,
I am trying to compile drbd-0.6.10 on Fedora Core 1. It seems that
"Loadable Module Support" is disabled in the default kernel.
[root@calolnxpxe01 drbd]# make clean all
rm -f *.[oas] *.ko .*.cmd .*.d .*.tmp *.mod.c .*.flags .depend
Calling toplevel makefile of kernel source tree, which I believe is in
NOTE: please ignore warnings regarding overriding of SUBDIRS
make -C /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2174.nptl/build
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl'
The present kernel configuration has modules disabled.
Type 'make config' and enable loadable module support.
Then build a kernel with module support enabled.
make: *** [modules] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl'
make: *** [kbuild] Error 2
Although when I do "make menuconfig" in the kernel source, "Loadable Module
Support" seems to be enabled already.
So if I save the kernel, even when I didn't actually change anything and do
a "make dep" and then try to compile drbd-0.6.10, it compiles no problem,
but since this new custom kernel is actually not installed
(linux-2.4.22-1.2174.nptlcustom) the drbd module fails to load. Is there an
easy way to get this going, as I am not sure how to install the new kernel.
I know that I need to do some copying and linking etc, but not sure of all
the steps. Is there a document somewhere that will explain how to do this
in Fedora. Or an easier way to get this to work out of the box.
Any insite would be much appreciated and I do apologize for my kernel
Network/System Admin, CCNA
Sykes Canada Corporation
There have been various patches to maximum rpm to update it. These have all
been checked in and I've built the html here:
I've just added %defattr, I hope to rewrite the pgp section to reflect the
internal openpgp implementation.
I am happy to take, review and merge patches as well as contributing myself.
The plan is to update Maximum RPM to rpm 4.3, include color, selinux and
The source for "Maximum RPM" is available through CVS as well:
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/devel login
(no password, just carriage return)
cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvs/devel get max-rpm
I've installed fedora core 1 recently and I tried to upgrade it, I
wanted to add the gcc c compiler and some other things so I booted the
system with fedora cd1 and choose to upgrade the install, but I was
never asked to select what to install exactly, instead it just started
I've tried a couple of things with the bootloader but no option was
working. So the question is how do I upgrade?
I've spent the last week or so in my spare time trying
to find a way to get 'direct' email working,
without the convenience of Evolution.
Some very helpful sites about individual bits and pieces.
is out of date for current postfix,
sendmail-cf is well documented by an Irish website,
but totally standalone.
http://ii.best.vwh.net/internet/robots/procmail/qs/ is good,
but only in isolation
Request please for a grand overview, along the lines of
These are the bits needed.
for piece A, choose from
For piece B, choose from ...
These are some friendly links for ... new users.
I'd love to beta test it.
Following the format of the Fedora Project self-intro
(http://www.fedora.us/wiki/SelfIntroduction) and the example of Mike
MacCana. The wordiness is all my fault:
1. Full legal name - Karsten Wade
2. Country, City - USA, Santa Cruz (.ca.us)
3. Profession - Technical Writer
4. Company - Red Hat, Inc.
5. My goals in the Fedora docs project are:
* Support the team in whatever way I can, including technical, QA,
editorial, wordsmithee, professional, community, etc.
* Provide useful documentation for Fedora Core users,
administrators, and developers, starting with the form of tutorials
* Personally author and maintain one to several tutorials or HOWTOs
(no big ideas yet, although I am about to do an x2x implementation,
so will likely start with that).
* Assist with the dox toolchain, build environment, and contributor
6. My historical qualifications:
Work at Red Hat:
* Author, edit, and/or maintain guides for developers (Java API),
system administrators, application admins, and end-users for Red
Hat Applications WAF and CMS (née ArsDigita Community System aka
ACS). http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/rhea/ and
These guides are a collaborative effort with the
developers. Because I am not a programmer, the developer guide
required a close relationship with the programmers, who assist by
authoring some content directly into the DocBook SGML. My tasks
have included massive editing of others' work, reworking of old
materials, technical QA, testing, generation of new content,
modernization and standardization of SGML, and extensive usage of
the many OO tags in DocBook.
* Focusing on SELinux implementation and documentation; nothing
* Professional services (PS) team as a systems consultant and project
writer, doing assessments, implementations, the bulk of the major
project writing tasks for 50+ PS consultants, setting standards,
and working with lots of customers.
Work at VA Linux Systems:
* Same as PS work at Red Hat. Also worked on community oriented
projects such as a presentation explaining the benefits of the
open source development methodology.
* As a lifelong writer, I've studied journalism, creative writing,
* Experienced in many aspects of IT, from end-user through to
business decision makers. RHCE (RHL 8.0), system administration
generalist, and former Windows sysadmin. No computer languages
known. Lots of work with DocBook SGML, some with XML, DSSSL,
XSL, and CSS.
7. GPG KEYID and fingerprint
This is my personal gpg key:
pub 1024D/AD0E0C41 2003-11-26 Karsten G. Wade (quaid|phig)
Key fingerprint = 2680 DBFD D968 3141 0115 5F1B D992 0E06 AD0E 0C41
sub 1024g/C07806E8 2003-11-26
Karsten Wade .:. RHCE .:. Sr. Technical Writer .:. <name_title />
kwade at redhat.comwww.redhat.com/docs <email_URL />
rhea.redhat.com <product id="WAF_CMS" />
www.redhat.com/solutions/security/SELinux.html <product id="SELinux" />
2680 DBFD D968 3141 0115 5F1B D992 0E06 AD0E 0C41 <gpg_fingerprint />