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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.


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.