Tag Archives: Fedora

Fedora Core 5

Today I finally upgraded my main system to the latest Fedora release, Fedora Core 5, probably the best distribution on the planet at the time of writing. Actually, until now, I was using the development version of FC5 (aka Rawhide), last updated on the 25th of February, so the new features and improvements were well…

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Rawhide… at last

Yesterday I finished the upgrade of my main FC4 desktop machine to the development version of Fedora (aka Rawhide). Although, this is not recommended (a proper approach would be to install FC4 cleanly and then upgrade to rawhide), the whole process went well. Actually, many of the installed software was removed and then I had…

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Fedora Core 5 Test 2 Review

It’s been almost two days since Fedora Core 5 Test 2 was released and Madpenguin has come up with a very interesting review. Adam Doxtater writes in his article: So, what do we have to look forward to in Fedora Core 5? Well, I will say this right up front: what I’ve seen so far…

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Get my kernel headers script


This BASH script automates the procedure of getting the Fedora kernel headers, that was discussed in my previous post about preparing the complete kernel headers. It’s at a very early stage, does not include many checks, but does the job well, if configured properly. The configuration options are inside the script and they are mainly…

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The Complete Fedora Kernel Headers


The official fedora kernel-devel package does not include the complete kernel headers. This should not be a problem in most cases when compiling third party modules, but there are times that one or more of these missing headers are absolutely needed. This document outlines a method to obtain the complete kernel headers for your currently…

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Local YUM Repository


Sometimes, especially when you create your own RPMs, it is extremely useful to keep them in a local YUM repository. The advantage of this is that, when you install a package, YUM automatically resolves any dependencies, not only by downloading the necessary packages from the other repositories you might have in you list, but also…

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