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Fri 20 November 2009

Fedora : PackageKit change

Posted by ankur in Tech (123 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Not a lot of people seem aware of this. This is from the announce list. Please help spread the word.

The Fedora 12 release contained changes in the default PackageKit

behavior that allow installation of packages by users in cases where:

  • the user is logged in on the local console …

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Wed 18 November 2009

Installing skype: big trouble!!

Posted by ankur in Tech (150 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

ah, simple, yum install skype-2.1.0.47-fc10.i586.rpm should do it for me.. But wait!! What do we have here?? It installed without pulling in ANY deps, and obviously skype din't work. Errors: "missing this missing that!!"

Now I'm sitting here running alternating "yum installs" and "yum whatprovides …

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Wed 18 November 2009

Fedora 12: After release stuff

Posted by ankur in Tech (102 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

So, F12's been released. Was awesome to see 580+ people on #fedora during and after the final release countdown :)

Anyway, sooo many posts regarding "F12's been released" are already out, so I won't blog on that anymore. There's lots more work to be done now that it has been released …

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Wed 04 November 2009

The F12 beta experience!

Posted by ankur in Tech (85 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Just got my system upto F 12 today (11.92 actually).

Everything works. The installer played bug free, nouveau is looking good (do i need kmod-nvidia anymore?)

The new network manager interface looks awesome. I noticed some improvement in bluetooth too. Anyway, it's just been half a day. More features …

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Tue 18 August 2009

Campaign to get more folks to use Fedora

Posted by ankur in Tech (85 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

So, two of us, Ambassadors here at Manipal are starting a sort of a campaign to increase the number of students using Fedora in college.

This is the first part of the campaign: The poster ;)

I'll keep the blog updated with the other steps that we take. If there are …

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Wed 05 August 2009

How awesome is this??

Posted by ankur in Tech (59 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! That's all I can say..

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(31/32):
xulrunner-devel-1.9.1.1-1.fc11_1.9.1.2-1.fc11.x86_64.drpm 675 kB 00:22
(32/32): yelp-2.26.0-5.fc11_2.26.0-6.fc11.x86_64.drpm 150 kB 00:05
Finishing rebuild of rpms, from deltarpms 90 MB 00:04 …

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Sat 01 August 2009

My worst turned best day with Fedora

Posted by ankur in Tech (230 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Okay, so I finally decided to take it up a notch.

I was going to update F10->F11.  Choices? Preupgrade, clean reinstall.

Preupgrade failed on me (because I have a separate / partition which fell short on space)

Clean reinstall: Problems::  I don't trust me DVD drive. Netinstall was outa the …

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