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Installing EagleCad 6.5 on Fedora 19

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Installing the latest EagleCAD on Fedora 19 is a bit tricky. The Linux version requires libssl and libcrypto (which is thankfully mentioned right on the download page), unfortunately an older version which is no longer shipped by Fedora (Version 1.0.1 of openssl was released in March 2012). As a (very dirty) workaround, you can just create a symlink to the… Read more »

Resolve local hostname with nss-myhostname

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Many applications rely on a fully qualified domain name and won’t work properly or even fail to start without one. For example, even if your hostname is correctly set up, apache won’t start with the default configuration on Fedora 19 if your DNS server cannot resolve the hostname: But fortunately there’s a plugin to the GNU Name Service Switch (NSS)… Read more »

Setting the hostname in Fedora 18

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Staring with Fedora 18, the hostname is longer set it /etc/sysconfig/network but in /etc/hostname. To manipulate the hostname there’s a small tool named hostnamectl which is part of Fedora’s systemd package. The following table (taken from the Fedora 18 Release Notes) shows a few basic hostnamectl commands to set or change a host’s name: See also hostnamectl manpage.

Viewing package changelogs with yum

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To quickly review the latest changes to an rpm package, there’s a handy plugin for yum called yum-changelog. It’s part of the Fedora repository and can be installed by invoking The usage is quite self-explanatory, but here a a few useful examples anyway: To list the whole changelog history of a package, run To list the changelog of a specific… Read more »

How to label a partition

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Labelling a partition can be quite handy, especially for partitions on usb drives that usually get auto-mounted to a folder that corresponds to their label. Usually the label is set when the partition is created. If the label is not explicitly specified, it is usually auto-generated. To change the label, there are a couple of tools available: ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions You… Read more »

Search for a package containing a certain file

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Assumed you want to find the package that contains the shared object libGLU.so.1, e.g. because a binary is dynamically linked against it, and ldd tells you that the shared library requirements are not met. On Fedora (or any yum-type os) you’d run and yum would tell you, that mesa-libGLU comes with /usr/lib64/libGLU.so.1 which could fulfill your need (could because you… Read more »

How to send a client’s hostname to the DHCP server

In contrast to Ubuntu (or even Microsoft Windows) default installations of Fedora do not send the client’s hostname to the DHCP server. To change this behaviour, add a DHCP_HOSTNAME variable to your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file (eth0 being your NIC’s interface name): Of course, this only works if you actually get your IP address via DHCP (since the DHCP server hands off… Read more »