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Wed 25 April 2012

A bad day with free-media in India

Posted by ankur in Tech (464 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

The quotes will say it all:

Dear Mr.ankur,

Will I ever recieve this media?

Regards,

My reply:

Dear Mr abc,

While I agree that it's taking longer than usual to get media to you, I do not appreciate you pretending as if you have the right to any media …

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Fri 20 April 2012

Fedora Tour needs web developers

Posted by ankur in Tech (166 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Well, the title says it all. Fedora Tour, which we recently decided to make a web application needs web developers. Ironic eh? The thing is: none of the current Fedora Tour team members have ever done web development before. We're learning, but the changes with HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript have …

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Thu 19 April 2012

Change in behaviour of livecd-tools: Testing required

Posted by ankur in Tech (457 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Hi folks,

There has been a change in the way livecd-iso-to-disk works when using a

DVD image. In the past, you had to have one bootable partition on the

USB media you chose to use, and livecd-iso-to-disk would use it to set

up the media. It would copy the required …

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Sat 14 April 2012

Fedora 17 beta

Posted by ankur in Tech (300 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

To maintain tradition, I installed beta on my system yesterday. Fedora 17 beta is pretty good. It gave me both some pleasant and unpleasant surprises. I'm just going to note some of them down here to give them some visibility.

Broadcomm wireless working out of the box

I'm really not …

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Wed 04 April 2012

yumdownloader: downloading x86_64 packages on i686 systems

Posted by ankur in Tech (177 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Note: This is at best, a hack.

Currently yumdownloader does not download x86_64 packages on an i686 host. The --archlist argument is not sufficient, and setarch x86_64 does not work. The --archlist argument doesn't work because yum picks up repository information from the configuration files where $basearch is expanded to …

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