update blues

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Jun 8 00:40:27 UTC 2007

On Thursday 07 June 2007, Nigel Henry wrote:
>On Thursday 07 June 2007 23:10, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Greetings;
>> Does anyone know what this is all about?  From yumex-1.9.2, on an FC6
>> system.
>> 7:07:09 : Failure getting
>> http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/kdnssd-a
>>v ahi-devel-0.1.3-0.1.20060713svn.fc6.i386.rpm: 17:07:09 :   --> [Errno -1]
>> Header is not complete.
>> 17:07:09 : Trying other mirror.
>> 17:07:12 : Error in Dependency Resolution
>> 17:07:12 : failure: kdnssd-avahi-devel-0.1.3-0.1.20060713svn.fc6.i386.rpm
>> from release: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
>> been that way for about 24 hours now.
>> --
>> Cheers, Gene
>I thought you were using Smart, so what's all this Yumex stuff you're
>complaining about.
I am most of the time, but the config formats are different, and with the 
recent reshuffling of the repo's by redhat, nothing is working for either FC6 
or F7 ATM.

>Putting aside your annoying problem, this is just a light hearted reply.
>I've used Apt, and Synaptic since FC1, and have had very few problems with
>them. it may (and is only a suggestion) be worth giving them a try. Both are
>available from Fedora extras.
>btw. We havn't heard any of your experiences of your earlier years lately.
> Got anything on the perils of getting too close to waveguides?

Only the same stories you've probably heard.  I recall when I was just 
starting out at KOTA-tv in the 60's, our microwave guides all had reflector 
stubs below the T's that connected the receiver inputs, and that they were 
wrapped in heavy foam rubber covers for headache prevention that someone had 
thoughtfully labeled "microwave catchers".  Elmer Nelson, the CE at the time, 
has forgotten more about microwave setups than I'll ever learn & those stubs 
were his way of getting another couple of db of signal into the receivers.  
He built all that stuff, in desperation because then you couldn't buy a rig 
you could slam the door on for 6 months at a time and forget.  So he went 
through the tube books and came up with a from scratch design that barring a 
lightning strike on the powerline between the shack and the power pole, could 
be forgotten for long periods of time.  We owned our own system, dual channel 
both ways as far south as KDUH, dual channel one way the rest of the way to 
Lookout Mountain in Golden CO at the time, probably still do but I've not 
talked to Bill Duhamel since well before the 2000' tower at KDUH fell about 5 
years back.  The last time I did was at the NAB, 15 years back up the log, 
and he was looking for an engineer at the time.  I named my price & he said 
the one he had then was working for $25k less.  I said, well, I guess he 
knows what he's worth and walked away.

>I know you have problems with the infernal machine, but you also give us an
>insight into your experiences in TV, both in the past, and present.
>Hope you resolve your problem.

Cheers, Gene
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