I promised a while ago that I would provide a text version of my talk at
DevConf, for people who couldn't make it and because sitting through a video
of me standing up there going on and on doesn't really make for good
I posted a link to the first part last week:
and now, Part II:
And as I said last week, I will take questions, comments, complaints, in any
media including replies here, on the article, on the social media, or at any
bar or coffee shop within walking distance of Boston's MBTA.
Matthew Miller -- Fedora Project -- <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org>
"Tepid change for the somewhat better!"
Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 27 Offline uncorrectable sectors
ok, I have a dual-disk setup. /dev/sda has my /home and is getting errors
fedora "/" is actually /dev/sdb1 .
I also have a spare partition on sdb that my /home is copied to daily.
so if /dev/sda dies ( original disk with the computer) I can reboot into sdb and have / and /home ..
BUT grub is probably on sda. With a 2 drive system, how do I either change or copy my grub setup so it can boot from sdb ?
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I have a package that I want to rebuild with support for some extra features.
To do this, some non-packaged files (an SDK) need to be available within the build environment.
Is there a configuration directive that can instruct Mock just to copy a directory into the build root?
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On 27Mar2014 18:48, Max <maximilianobianco33(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On 03/26/2014 04:39 PM, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> >On 26Mar2014 20:16, Beartooth <beartooth(a)comcast.net> wrote:
> >> Can you define the new Fedora-related sense in terms
> >>comprehensible to old mossbacks? How about partially or "fully-atomic"??
> >"atomic" is a very old term, even in computing.
> >It mean indivisible, and is why atoms are called atoms.
> I thought "scientists" had figured out that atoms were divisible.
1: Please reply to the list, not me. I have fixed this in my response.
2: I nearly put "before the work of Ernest Rutherford" in my original
post, but didn't. I settled for the sig quote.
Prior to that, atoms were viewed as indivisible, yea, even in the
times of ancient Greece. Regardless of the fact that atoms have
substructure, their supposed indivibility _is_ the reason they were
given the name "atom".
Cameron Simpson <cs(a)zip.com.au>
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This is from a Fedora 20 client testing to a Centos 6.5 server.
I can do a ping6 with no problems, but I cannot 'ssh -6' to the server
(ssh -4 works). I have reason to suspect the challenge is in my PPPoE
link with a restricted MTU size that v6's PMTU is not working right with.
So my question is: Is there a way to specify the MTU size for things
like ssh (and http) to use?
I have an issue where the poweroff command reboots my system.
Using /sbin/shutdown -h also reboot the system.
I am unsure whats causing this or how to go about finding the cause, I
am not sure if its something I have done when I installed fedora or not.
Pressing the power button on the front of my cause also makes the system
reboot and not shutdown as expected.
Fedora is big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This new feature
will highlight interesting happenings in five different areas every
week. It won’t be comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries
with links to each. So, here we go for March 25th, 2014:
Snapshot support in virt-manager
Virt-manager is a GUI for managing virtual machines on your local
system or remotely. It’s handy for intermediate/advanced users or for
sysadmins who are not in the mood for the command line. With version
1.0, now in Rawhide and updates for F20, virt-manager now supports
snapshots. Developer Cole Robinson has a blog post with details and a
walkthrough of the new GUI. (A similar feature may come to Gnome Boxes
in the future via Summer of Code work.)
>From upstream code to packages in a repo, automatically every day
Fedora’s new Copr system lets any Fedora contributor easily maintain
and publish a repository of whatever software you want, as long as it
falls within our legal guidelines. (*cough* Fedora PPAs *cough*) But
what if that’s not automatic enough? What if you want to track a
fast-moving upstream without having to update source RPMs constantly?
Prolific Fedora hacker Pierre-Yves Chibon (“pingou”) presents dgroc,
for “Daily Git Rebuild On Copr”. It basically does just what it says —
takes care of the updating and building in Copr, so you can focus on
the software rather than the packaging.
Fedora Plasma? A proposal from the KDE SIG
The Fedora KDE SIG has been working on a proposal for a Fedora Product
based on KDE Plasma Desktop, with a primary focus on education and
scientific users. Contributor (and board member) Rex Dieter sent the a
request for feedback to the Fedora Advisory Board today; if accepted,
this will join already-planned Cloud, Server, and Workstation products.
The discussion around this will be interesting to follow. Most people
in the project agree that products in the Fedora.next framework should
be held to a high standard, and that we shouldn’t have endless
proliferation, but how, where, and when we draw that line is not
FPL Robyn Bergeron on Fedora, Red Hat, and the Future
Fedora Project Leader Robyn Bergeron has a new blog post,
_Fedora, Red Hat, and investing in the future_, with thoughts on Red
Hat’s investment in our project, Fedora’s value to Red Hat, and the
Since this week has been a little slow, I’m going to cheat a bit and
pull something big from the backlog. Fedora developer Colin Walters has
launched a new project called Fedora Atomic. This system constructs
git-like trees from existing official Fedora RPMs, and moves
operating-system deployment from managing packages to managing these
trees, with (as the name suggests) fully-atomic updates and rollbacks.
It’s still in early development, but moving quickly, and the Fedora
Cloud SIG is considering using it for some special-purpose images
(including a minimal Docker host). Sound interesting — or scary? Learn
more at the links below....
Thanks to Stephen Gallagher for content suggestions this week, and Joe
Brockmeier for proofreading. If you have tips for the next week, please
send ‘em to me.
Matthew Miller -- Fedora Project -- <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org>
At my workplace I have to use Cisco WebEx for a lot and this is a
complete pain in Fedora... it is require Oracle's Java, but it is not
an issue... the big one is the total 32bit dependency... I've tried to
set-up a second, 32 bit Firefox w/o success (several buttons are grey,
so I still have to start a Windows virtual machine to attend a
do you have any experience with this "great" tool and how the full
funcionality can be enabled using 64 bit Fedora?
The same tool running quite seamless under 32bit slackware and Ubuntu Precise
Updating my Fedora 19 system this morning turned up a problem...the
newest version of google-chrome-unstable requires libmojo_system which
apparently is not available.
I posted a bug report...but anyone aware of any work-arounds ?
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