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About George Notaras

George Notaras is the editor of the G-Loaded Journal, a technical blog about Free and Open-Source Software. George, among other things, is an enthusiast self-taught GNU/Linux system administrator. He has created this web site to share the IT knowledge and experience he has gained over the years with other people. George primarily uses CentOS and Fedora. He has also developed some open-source software projects in his spare time.

Switched to Linode

Having hosted my web sites on DSL or ISDN/PSTN lines for the past 7-8 years, I finally decided to move them to a server on a faster and more reliable network. Having the servers at home was fun. Having total control is fun. I liked it a lot, but the quality of the network was…

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How to change the Timezone

Usually, the only time I make a change to the timezone setting of the operating system is during the installation time. But it may happen that a change to that setting is necessary. There are several ways to do this, but, as usual, there is only one Right Way™ to set the timezone info in…

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Strange mod_dav_svn error

mod_dav_svn lets you serve subversion repositories through the Apache HTTP Server. is a requirement for If while setting up mod_dav_svn you see the error “undefined symbol: dav_register_provider“, make sure you check the order that the aforementioned modules are loaded. mod_dav must precede mod_dav_svn: LoadModule dav_module modules/ LoadModule dav_svn_module modules/ This will resolve the…

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Redmine is an open source, cross-platform and cross-database project management platform, written using the Ruby on Rails framework. After doing some testing in August 2009, I decided to switch to this platform on Redmine is so feature rich and well-designed that it is difficult to go unnoticed. Some of the features include:

Project CodeTRAX discontinued

I officially announce that Project CodeTRAX will not be developed any further. This project was an effort to create a hosting platform for multiple software projects using well-established open source software. Although there had been some silent progress in the development of small administrative utilities and software bridges between the various parts of the system,…

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Manually Prepare the RPM Building Environment

About three years ago I had posted a general guide on how to create RPM packages. According to that guide the RPM building environment was prepared using the handy utility rpmdev-setuptree (part of the rpmdevtools package in Fedora). This post describes the manual preparation of the RPM building environment.