Meeting Agenda Item: Introduction Shannon Petry

Shannon Petry shannon.petry at
Thu Nov 3 16:29:08 UTC 2011

I believe you are correct, the Fedora site pointed me to this group but I
was not looking for the right thing I guess.

It's good to learn, so if it's okay with you I'll stay tuned in and listen
for a bit.  Maybe I'll be able to assist in this area as well.

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 8:58 AM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at> wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Nov 2011 21:54:16 -0700
> Shannon Petry <shannon.petry at> wrote:
> > IRC Handle: spetry
> >
> > Skills: Scripting Shell and Perl, but prefer shell.  Some C, TCL/TK,
> > and lots of real world experience.  20 Years of Unix support and 14
> > with Linux.  Supported numerous environments including DOD,
> > Engineering, Financial, SW Dev, and more.  I'd like to get better
> > with C and of course overall knowledge can always improve (there is
> > no such thing as knowing it all, or knowing to much).
> >
> > Immediate interests:  Fedora 15 shipped with bad init scripts for
> > ypserv and ypbind.  I'd also like to investigate an improvement to
> > ypinit to update NISDOMAIN or YPDOMAIN in configuration files and
> > configuration scripts.  Can work to modify scripts for sysconfig as
> > well.  More as time allows and needs arrise.
> Welcome. It sounds to me like you are more interested in helping out
> with packaging and OS building than Infrastructure.
> I'd suggest getting in touch with the maintainers of the yp/nis
> packages you want to help improve and offer your services. You may want
> to file bugs with patches attached.
> If you're interested in infrastructure (we run the servers that build
> Fedora), we can help you out further here. :)
> Good luck!
> kevin
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