I've been using Linuxen, mainly Fedora, for many years so am familiar
with Nix command line.
Recently I was provided a new Apple Macbook Pro to be used to develop
specific apps for the App store.
Following a tutorial on computersnyou.com which seems most
comprehensive, installed mysql which worked fine then on Sunday night
upgraded to the new Yosemite OS, mysql died.
I downloaded the .dmg again and reinstalled following the above, hoping
to correct it's config files but now mysql-5.6.20-osx10.8-x86_64 is very
difficult to start.
/usr/local/mysql is in the PATH.
Error is: ERROR 2002 Can't connect to local MYSQL through socket
From installation instructions I did ln -s /tmp/mysql.sock
/private/var/mysql/mysql.sock which is no help.
I removed the link and reinstated. Checked that mysql.sock exists.
/usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server start starts mysql but I
cannot get it to start on boot.
I thought to completely remove mysql and it's dependencies then install
from scratch but there seems to be no way that I can find to delete
mysql file system. I miss yum. Fortunately I can use my old faithful
Linux desktop, Ahh! Home safe.
I searched for local/Vic Apple User group similar to this LUV forum to
ask, with no luck.
AUSOM seems to be a PC Usergroup with some Apple events.
Can someone please advise what's wrong and how to fix, hopefully without
reinstalling. And if there is an apple forum similar to LUV or
Community for Fedora Users
Thanks in advance
This is about Fedora 21 which is still not released!!! Please read
carefully. And it is only default on Workstation image (that is what I
There is a new feature introduced in Gnome and NetworkManager which
allows 'Captive Portal' services to work. This may be useful feature
for some users (that is why it is implemented), but most users won't use
it, and it pings fedora servers every '300seconds', it is enabled by
NetworkManager and 'NetworkManager-config-connectivity-fedora' <<
(package/config file) which is default installed in Workstation image
only (currently, unless someone explicitly pull it in for other live
images), 'gnome-shell' package only depends on it.
Because I'm not a security expert, I don't want to say this is security
issue, but privacy issue to some level (probably not critical), as I
understand it, no more information than request to get a file is being
sent (so only your 'IP' is exposed)), It currently uses HTTP to
communicate with fedora servers, but it is planed to use HTTPS ,
without that you cannot verify who serves that file? (n00b here).
At the moment users aren't aware of this feature, and most users
probably never will find it working in the background, but I think it
shouldn't be enable by default silently, so I filed a 'fesco' ticket for
it  (PLEASE DON'T SPAM ON FESCO TICKET!, keep discussion here as much
as it is possible)
Please don't turn this thread to something which it shouldn't be. Be
I don't want to insult anyone, just want this to be discussed, and
features like this to be discussed/announced with/to users and
developers in future.
(English is not my native language, I learned some basics from
reading/writing/listening, so, sorry for mistakes)
 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captive_portal
 - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1135777
 - https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1337
XBMC for fedora as supplied by the RPM-fusion respository appears to not
have support for nfs compiled into the rpm. Does anybody know why that
is, or is it the case that in order to get it I have to compile libnfs?
Instead of replying with one's own favourite distro,
The answer should be (as to be expected), "that depends on ...."
a) Which distro has all the software that she needs?
there might be distro's that are very user friendly install/maintenance, but if essential software is missing and has to be downloaded upstream, tweaked/patched compiled and so on, well...
b) Who is doing the installation? Your friend? You? Someone else?
If the installation procedure require "some skills" to get optimal result instead of point, click, reboot, get-frustrated, I should say that the most simple might not be the best choice.
c) who is doing support? Automatic updates based on a rolling release or a "long-term-support" version are fine, if you have one around to check it, and help out if it "automatically does not work anymore"
d) hardware support ....
Yeah, linux supports more HW than Microsoft, but I mean, some distro's load such amount of unrequired rubbish, that you run out of cpu/mem before you can do anything.
e) desktop choice. Some distro's offer only a desktop that is far, far from the windows-user experience.
You might up with a working system, with all required SW on it, but if the end user cannot work with it... Even a simple migration from KDE3->KDE4 have resulted in holy wars.
f) application support. I have witness a distro that did not bother to keep up even security related software. When pinging on it, the reply of the maintainer was "No one asked for it."
Someone mentioned Ubuntu. They got certainly a lot of attention. And I have to agree, it's basic installation is as simple to install as, let say windows-7. But there the party end.
Best advise should be, use a spare machine, try and make the decision based on your friends experience, and the quirks you encounter during installation & maintenance
From: users-bounces(a)lists.fedoraproject.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of jd1008
Sent: donderdag 23 oktober 2014 3:12
To: Fedora Community Users Support
Subject: A Linux for the totally maintenance free
Have a friend who wants to try getting away from windows, which, in spite of all the AV software the vendor had installed on her windows 7, it was plagued by viruses that rendered it unusable.
So, since she is not technically savvy, I was thinking of finding a linux distro that is practically self maintaining, as she has zero tech savvy for doing things like updates, configurations, fililing abrt reports, .....etc.
Any ideas what linux to use for such a person?
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On 22/10/14 06:56 AM, Roger<arelem(a)bigpond.com> wrote:
> Error is: ERROR 2002 Can't connect to local MYSQL through socket
> '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)
> From installation instructions I did ln -s /tmp/mysql.sock
> /private/var/mysql/mysql.sock which is no help.
Error 2002 is usually a permissions/ownership problem. Try:
chown mysql:mysql mysql.sock
chmod 1777 mysql.sock
now make a sym link into /tmp
ln -s /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock /tmp
chmod 1777 /tmp
( These are set in /etc/my.cnf... IF that file exists on a Mac!)
Then stop and re-start the mysql server (mysqld)
> /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server start starts mysql but I
> cannot get it to start on boot.
My wife's MacAir is a black box to me too. I have NO idea how services
are started on a Mac. Google may be your friend.
R. Geoffrey Newbury
On 22/10/14 08:00 AM, users-request(a)lists.fedoraproject.org wrote:
> Message: 2 Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:23:40 +0800 From: Ed Greshko
>> >On 10/22/2014 11:41 AM, Angelo Moreschini wrote:
>>> >>I would like to know how to start this command (after it is inside a shell
>>> >>script) at the boot.
>> >Did you try /etc/rc.local?
> For the most recent versions of Fedora that has changed.
> It is now, /etc/rc.d/rc.local*And* that file must be set executable.
> This is noted in /lib/systemd/system/rc-local.service
I found that rc-local.service was not run consistently.
Create a crontab *as root* and use the @reboot command for cron.
ie a line like '@reboot /usr/local/sbin/my-startup-backup.sh
rsync -av --delete /home/programmers/Labels/*.java /media/saved_lab
rsync -avr --delete /home/programmers/Labels/*.java /media/saved_lab
The message that I get is :
sending incremental file list
"/home/programmers/java/PROJECTS_development/Labels/*.java" failed: No
such file or directory
There is something very wrong here. I suspect that you have edited the
command lines in your example, since rsync should only be looking in and
below /home/programmers/Labels and NOT in /home/programners/java
As noted in the link posted, you should look at rsync's --include and
Although if this is a backup situation, maybe the -u (--update) switch
is what you really need. Using '-au' will find all files which have been
updated relative to the destination version. (And you may then want to
R. Geoffrey Newbury
Whenever I use dolphin to copy files from directories on my harddisk to
a mount, irrespective of whether that mount is a USB Stick or a network
mount, the progress is displayed in the notification application sitting
in the system tray. This notification application does not show an
updating progress bar, instead it shows it as 100% complete with a
transfer speed of 0 B/sec, but the animated icon for the notification
app indicates it is processing. How do I get this app to show the real
progress, instead of its currently functionality of only notifying when
the process has actually completed?
for the first time I have to solve this kind of problem, that's way I
would like to ask for some advice how to make correctly the installation of
a "permanent" USB hard drive to use for saving data ...
The HD in question should have two partitions:
the first one to be used to synchronize *immediately* (rsync) important
data for backup purposes
the second one to use, always backup purposes, to make *scheduled*
backups of other type of data.
I think a USB HD should be suitable for this need (backup) for being able
easily to remove and immediatly use, the stored data, on another computers.
I think I should first create -on the USB Hard Disk (that I could to use
Gparted for this purpose)- two partitions of type MSDOS and then I should
format these partitions in FAT32 format:
this is because 'the MSDOS type of partition and format FAT32 should ensure
the possibility' of using the data both on Linux and on Windows systems.
Secondly, the HD should be mounted on the computer ... permanently.
mount -t fat32 /dev/sdd1 /media/resqueHD
and finally, the mounting should be made permanent by adding the line:
/media/mydata ext4 defaults 0 0
to file /etc/fstab
rsync -av dataToCheck /media/resqueHD/directory
Is this correct... and if it is also convenient to do ?