Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

NetworkManager and YUM Update Issue

As been noted, the NetworkManager update in Fedora 9 and Fedora 10 prevents YUM from performing a regular update. Apparently due to a bug in the Fedora Update system. The following error may be seen: Public key for NetworkManager- is not installed The solution is coming soon, but for a temporary workaround YUM supports an exclude option: yum --exclude=NetworkManager\* update This should ignore NetworkManager related packages and continue on in the update process.

Update to RPMFusion

The availability of RPMFusion for Fedora was previously announced a few days ago. However I never got a chance to actually perform the update. For those who are not familiar with Fedora’s third-party software repositories (repo’s), the two most popular repo’s: Freshrpm and Livna were typically the place to find software not permitted in Fedora. While I used Freshrpms in FC3 and earlier, I did eventually write most of my newer guides using Livna.

Fedora 9 Update and Nvidia Update

It was announced in August that the Fedora Project suffered a security breach. As a result after a certain date, all software updates were disabled. As of recently, the updates were enabled with new signatures in place. I recently updated my Fedora 9 32bit (i386) installation. The last time I updated my system was the last week of July, before the security announcement was made. The following are the steps I took to complete my update.

SELinux Preventing SSH Passwordless Login

Since upgrading to Fedora 9, I am trying much harder to work with SELinux. For the most part it is pretty easy. I am using passwordless SSH logins between my CentOS 5.1 server and my Fedora 9 desktop. Since my Fedora 8 never used SELinux, all my file contexts were “wrong” when I mounted my /home partition. I noticed the following error when I tried to ssh from my server to Fedora (I read /var/log/messages):

Fedora 9 Review

After spending a good deal of time configuring Fedora 9 I thought I would take this opportunity to provide my thoughts and feedback. The following is my Review of Fedora 9 (F9). “Sulphur” smells only just a little. Installation Media The first thing I was happy to see was that the team finally decided to offer Fedora 9 in multi-CD installations in addition to the DVD installation. This has been missing since Fedora 7.