Friday, May 29, 2015

fedup My Way To Fedora 22

Fedora 22 was released May 26th. You can get the torrent here. It's my preferred method of getting the ISO image of the distro I want to install. If you want to install it "fresh" then create a USB image you can use to install fedora.

I am running Fedora 21 right now and it happens that fedora has an official upgrade tool called fedup. Install fedup by:
#yum install fedup

I'm using fedup for the first time since using Fedora Core. So I started by:
#yum update fedup fedora-release
to update the existing system.

Then start fedup by:
#fedup --network 22
which tells fedup to create the necessary repo links to fedora 22 and the boot image.

What's so special about my case is that my Internet connectivity is limited by a data cap. I know that I won't be able to run fedup in one sitting. So I had to stop the upgrade process along the way and continue the next day. fedup is happening in the terminal. So just stop the process and fedup remembers where to continue.

So far no glitches, no problems in the logs.
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fedora 22 Final Release Is Out

Fedora 22 is ready for download and upgrades.
I've been downloading the torrent since yesterday and now I am upgrading my fedora 21 to fedora 22 using fedup, the upgrade tool of choice.

Just
#yum update fedup fedora-release
#fedup --network 22

I assume you have the fedup package already installed. If not then download it first.
#dnf install fedup


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fedora 22 Beta Is Ready For Testing

If you are itching to get your hands on the next Fedora then this is your lucky day. Fedora 22 beta is out and ready for testing. Get Fedora 22 Workstation beta here.



oh yeah! it spins.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A More Sensible Top Set up

I went from this



To this



to filter those processes that are not active, just hit I key.
to get the graphical CPU monitor, just hit T key and 1.

Now I get to see what's important in a glance.


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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fedora's Package Manager is Awesome

It's suppose to be a 109MB download for updating my linux machine but Fedora's package manager downloads only the bits that make the patch possible not the entire package again. It saves 50-90% of the supposed download.



delta RPMs! yeah.
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Another Hot Day In Paradise


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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Volunteerism

Can Save Us.

We can't depend on the government or the state. It's limited by its own budgets and legal frameworks.

Volunteers are motivated to fill in the gaps and push the envelope.
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