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Showing posts from April, 2006

Accessing i386 repository with Fedora Core 5 x86_64

After reading this topic on Fedora Forum, I modified the fedora-core.repo and fedora-update.repo to enable i386 support on my Fedora Core 5 x86_64. Yumex method worked fine except during the update which caused conflict between two architectures because of the variable $basearch. Currently, setting "i386" constance is the only way for the extras lines. Here is the result . This example shows the efficiency of yum with biarch settings which sets apart from other package managers. Hopefully developers will find a way to enhance it.

A typo on CD1 for Fedora Core 5 x86_64

After downloading x86_64 version of Fedora Core 5 from the torrent, I found a error on disc 1 titled FC/5 x86_64 . It appears someone made a typo which causes the system to not prompt to the installation screen. I have submitted bug report . Currently, I am looking to other mirror to see if the same typo is there. Pour les francophones, Une erreur de frappe sur la version CD de Fedora Core 5 x86_64 prévient l'accès à l'écran d'installation lors du démarrage. J'ai donc soumis un rapport de bogue disponible au lien ci-dessus.

Strange gdesklets problem

Crime scene from Fedora Extras reported on this Fedora Forum post . I investigated the problem on the spec file and notice that "pyobirt >= 2.0.1". I am completely baffled what cause pyborbt to require == 2.0.1. I removed the ">=" for the update. I wonder what caused that glitch. Here is the report: $ gdesklets shell You're running gDesklets for the first time. gDesklets will start a requirements check now... Checking requirements: - sys ... found - xml.parsers.expat ... found - xml.sax ... found - gtk ... found - ORBit ... found Version check failed. ORBit python bindings (pyorbit) version == 2.0.1 are required. Please make sure that the required software is installed. Also try to avoid having multiple versions of a library/binding on your system. gDesklets won't work if you don't have all necessary dependencies installed on your system. THE STARTUP WILL BE CANCELLED NOW

A Fedora Core 5 i386 on Athlon64 3200+

Writing this blog on a brand new motherboard Gibabyte GA-K8NSC-939 with Athlon64 3200+ Venice. It is much snappier than the old Athlon XP2500+ Barton. That motherboard is not equipped with on-board which is not a big deal. That costs $310 CAN which is a bargain for its category. I am planning to get a SATA hard drive to install x86_64 rawhide version of Fedora Core this. En passant, je salue la communauté de Fedora France.