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by caveman
Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Identifying revs
Replies: 5
Views: 11799

a52dec-0.7.4-7.1.fc3.rf a52dec-devel-0.7.4-7.1.fc3.rf aali

here goes For each *nix machine I get a file with something like the following #### a52dec-0.7.4-7.1.fc3.rf a52dec-devel-0.7.4-7.1.fc3.rf aalib-1.4.0-5.1.fc3.rf abiword-2.2.8-1 abiword-plugins-impexp-2.2.8-1 . . #### This I have to check against a default control file for the type of installation to...
by caveman
Sun Jun 19, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Identifying revs
Replies: 5
Views: 11799

Tx Void Reckon I edited the post to late :oops: like I said i know about and have used the queryformat etc. but my problem is that I have no control over the content of the file and so have to make do with some rules to pull the fields apart. I get a similiar file for all the *nix boxes on site - an...
by caveman
Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Identifying revs
Replies: 5
Views: 11799

Identifying revs

Hi. Anybody have an algorithm to identify the version of an installed package? eg. in most cases a dash followed by a number is the start of the version eg. "abiword-2.2.8-1" so looking for "-[0-9]" should give the start of the version "2.2.8-1" but then some packages are installed as eg. "cdparanoi...
by caveman
Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: Fedora Core 4
Replies: 56
Views: 54173

Tx guys....

And as I looked through the answers I also saw what I missed when
I tried it earlier....
Didn't add the "--bloat" switch to genbasedir and couldn't understand
what was wrong - now reading the man pages again, it makes
sense.

Shall try it - hopefully - late on Sunday or early Monday.
by caveman
Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:49 am
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: Fedora Core 4
Replies: 56
Views: 54173

Hi Guys. Void Main: I just created my own FC4 repo by downloading the DVD, mounting it on a loop, symbolic linking all the RPMS to my RPMS.os repo directory and then upgrade my machines from it. FreshRPMS does have the FC4 RPMS.updates repo. I'm on a slow link and only download the CD images. How do...
by caveman
Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: USB thumbdrive umount problem FC3
Replies: 13
Views: 9009

by caveman
Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: USB thumbdrive umount problem FC3
Replies: 13
Views: 9009

Hi guys. I had the same problem with kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3, in fact - mounting the usb drive, unmounting it and then unplugging it... when I rebooted, the machine just froze and would not go down... had to to a reset to get it going. After playing around I discovered the problem with my memory stic...
by caveman
Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: I should get the patent on HDD errors
Replies: 9
Views: 6222

SCSI drives ?

Are you sure the terminators are connected and doing their job?

Just a thought that crossed my mind when I realised you're maybe
using scsi drives.

Know it might just be blowing smoke - but it seems weird to
lose a partition on a drive like that.
by caveman
Mon May 23, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: Device is busy
Replies: 8
Views: 9985

This is something I've been meaning to write about as well.. So now - when I get a device busy - I use "umount -fl /mnt/somemount" That tries to "force" unmount - and if that fails do a "lazy" unmount.. <quote> Lazy unmount. Detach the filesystem from the filesystem hierarchy now, and cleanup all re...
by caveman
Mon May 23, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: I should get the patent on HDD errors
Replies: 9
Views: 6222

It may be the disk...... But then - check the controller and cable... lotsa problems sometimes hide there.. Is it a SMART drive? and did it give any errors? An 80 core cable gave me endless problems until I replaced it purely as a very last resort! Another thing that took a while to figure out was f...
by caveman
Sat May 21, 2005 6:02 am
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: Another disk f***up :(
Replies: 4
Views: 5800

hmm - forgetting is a bad habit.. what I failed to mention, on the second reorganising of that disk I changed the 300W PSU with a new 350W PSU as the 12 volts was all over the place when measured. Might that have been my problem as well? but then - the other identical drive on the same cable was and...
by caveman
Fri May 20, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: titan security tool
Replies: 0
Views: 3256

titan security tool

Hi guys Any of you fooled/played/installed the Titan Security Toolkit from http://www.fish.com/titan/ ? or something similiar ? I have a client with it installed on 10 Sun boxes all running Solaris9. They seem to be very happy with what it does, and the reports they receive from it. As I had to writ...
by caveman
Fri May 20, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: Another disk f***up :(
Replies: 4
Views: 5800

Not sure if it is the same problem... but I had something similiar a while ago. Did a manual fsck fix when booting and when I reboot the problem with those huge numbers were back. a) Read somewhere it is because the way m$ does partitioning, and as I had a ntfs partition there as well, I started in ...
by caveman
Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: uber basics /very offtopic/
Replies: 3
Views: 4864

Now - I'm not so sure whether you're joking or not :lol: But back in '75 - in varcity we had to learn the basics of computers... way before the PC revolution.. that included the logic and circuits to do simple jobs. So two things to have a look at - lots of them on the net with google a) the logic a...
by caveman
Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: fam rears it's ugly head again!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 8507

two problems on my FC3 install - 1) since installing 2.6.11-1.14 the gam_server usage on my machine made it nearly unworkable.... the mouse pointer was jerky.... everything was slow and the gam_server was eating up the cpu.. Currently on gamin 0.0.25-1 After counteless searches on what to do, how to...