Thursday, April 28, 2016

Up Next: Starman-Plack PSGI application with systemd under EL7...
I just updated an old laptop from FC21 to FC23 with DNF system upgrade,  It went very well and my daughter did not miss a beat with her reading MyOn or playing with TuxPaint.

Something like this...

# dnf update
# dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade
# dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=23
# dnf system-upgrade reboot

I hope to update to FC24 next month...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Life is not work alone - Sony WEGA KV34HS420 with 7 blink code

I just ordered the chips to hopefully fix our TV.

I'll let you know how it goes!


It's a year later and the chips are still running great.

oracle instant client

I cannot stand how non-integrated the oracle instant client RPM really is.  There is so much they could do to make it easy but they just don't.  Is "they" Oracle or Fedora?

1) ldconfig - Why is this not part of the RPM suite?
2) ORACLE_HOME - I've added a custom RPM to add a /etc/profiles file to set it correctly
3) tnsnames - I've made a pseudo requires/provides called "oracle-client(tnsnames)" and then we should be able to provide that capability in our Alpha, Beta, and Production tnsnames RPM versions. (Remember to provide the tnsnames in the /etc folder to support SET UID root applications)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fedora Server "Spin" Install Proposal

After thinking about what I want in a Fedora server "spin".  I decided that I actually don't want a "spin" at all.  I think what would be better is to add an application to the current spins that is an analyze and install the minimum requirements for the hardware, ssh and yum.

So, now the question is what are the minimum requirements for network, ssh and yum and how do we get this done.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Postgis Quick Guide

Nice quick cheat sheet

Monday, November 14, 2011

Learning SQL - Count(DISTINCT COL1)

I've been writing SQL for 20 years now and I learned something new today.

Select Count(DISTINCT COL1) From table1;

I had no idea this even existed let alone that Oracle supports it.