Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

Firefox 4 for Fedora 14

Wow! That’s a lot of F’s! Courtesy of Tom ‘spot’ Calloway, install Firefox 4 on Fedora 14 (or Fedora 13): # su -c 'wget -P /etc/yum.repos.d/ http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/firefox4/fedora-firefox4.repo' # su -c 'yum install firefox4' To run: # firefox4 & In Gnome: System > Preferences > Preferred Applications Change ‘Web Browser’ to Custom, and for Command: firefox4 %s To remove Firefox 3.6: # su -c 'yum remove firefox' ref: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Firefox_4

Legacy Man

Legacy Man by Mauriat Miranda (with apologies to Billy Joel) It’s nine o’clock on a Wednesday The regular files are looking neat There’s an old dev sitting next to me Trackin’ bugs in his Excel spreadsheet He says, “Son, can you debug this memory I’m not really sure how it works But it’s bad and discrete and I knew it complete When I wrote a younger man’s code.” La la la, di da da La la, di di da da dum

All-In-One Configuration Tools

As I mentioned previously, I run many sites on my web server. Yesterday I decided to clean up some sites that their owners had neglected or not used. One such site was running Apache Tomcat Java Server, which I did not care to leave running. Now I, like many users of commercial hosting plans, pay for cPanel/WHM which includes a myriad of options/configurations/settings to do almost everything on the server. Back in 2007, I had used the cPanel Addon to install Tomcat.

Google Chrome on Fedora

Try out Chromium. Courtesy of T ‘spot’ Callaway: Using your favorite text editor (as root), create chromium.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/, with the following contents: [chromium] name=Chromium Test Packages baseurl=http://spot.fedorapeople.org/chromium/F$releasever/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=0 Then run (as root): # yum install chromium From spot’s blog: The packages are i386/i586 only (and the i586 chromium is a bit of a lie, it isn’t compiled with the correct optflags yet) because chromium depends on v8, which doesn’t work on 64bit anything (yet).

Mailing List Permalinks

Currently I am subscribed to 19 mailing lists and there are a handful more that I plan on joining (when I get around to it). The benefits of a mailing list (especially in the Linux world) is the massive amount of useful information that is often shared by developers and experienced users that may not be found elsewhere (assuming you ignore the useless discussions). I often link to web page posts to mailing lists on this site.