December 2007 Archives

Moving On

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I've been at Linux Networx for a long time: around 7.5 years or more. In fact, I think there are only two people at the company who have been here longer than me. My last day however is tomorrow. It's a big change.It was also an excruciating decision, involving me going back and forth constantly between a new offer I received and staying at my current employment. I'm sure I annoyed a lot of people with my indecisiveness and flip-flopping. But, while they aren't very happy, they have been nothing but cool, professional and even supportive about the whole thing once I made up my mind. I have a lot invested in Linux Networx and would love to see it succeed. I get approached frequently with job possibilities and pretty much universally ignore them, but the new offer I got was just too attractive to pass up. It is at a company called Fusion IO, a young startup that makes very-high-performance storage in a relatively very small footprint. I'm excited at the possibilities, and really hoping it's the right move. I think it is. Wish me luck!

Upgrading FC7 to FC8


It seems like it wasn't that long ago that I was upgrading my FC6 (Fedora Core 6) to FC7 (or F7, Fedora 7). Now I've just gone to FC8 (or F8), and it was pretty easy. Again, I used the yum package updater to do it and here is my experience.I followed Carson's Directions over at the IonCannon blog until the final yum update. I also had to uninstall a couple of packages that gave grief on dependencies:
#yum remove beryl-settings
#yum remove heliodor

Things worked fine until that final update, which didn't work. It wouldn't retrieve any data. So this is what I did next:I did a yum clean all, and got an error:

# yum -y update
Could not retrieve mirrorlist error was
[Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: poptop-stable. Please verify its path and try again

So, I went to that site in a browser, and sure enough, it didn't exist, but there was a yum/stable/rhl8 directory. At any rate, I went in to the /etc/yum.repos.d dir and saw that the pptp.repos file was the guilty one but that the "baseurl" settings appeared to be right (rather than the mirrorlist). I did another yum -y update, and then found it still complained:

# yum -y update [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.

But that was easy, I just went in and on the repo lines, changed the fc$releaserver to rhl$releasever on all the applicable lines:
Old: baseurl=$releasever/$basearch
New: baseurl=$releasever/$basearchNow the yum -y update worked.

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