I have the yarrow's iso files on my HD in a RH9 system. Let's say I want
to upgrade selected packages using an "apt-get install" pointing to my
iso-mounted files, how do I do it?
i.e I mount the iso into some /mnt/yarrow1, /mnt/yarrow 2 etc..
Then what is the complete procedure to make my apt look into my own HD to
upgrade packages. Can anybody redirect me to the correct
resource or some literature hanging on the web? Thanks.
Assume also that I do not wish to burn CDs! I do not want to use
With kind regards,
Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS)
5 Research Link,
Email: slsbdfc at nus dot edu dot sg \or\
didierbe at sps dot nus dot edu dot sg
I have no more time to support the following packages in the Fedora.
jack-audio-connection-kit -- The Jack Audio Connection Kit
klamav -- Clam Anti-Virus on the KDE Desktop
man-pages-uk -- Ukrainian man pages from the Linux Documentation Project
python-alsa -- Python binding for the ALSA library
qstat -- Real-time Game Server Status for FPS game servers
uniconvertor -- Universal vector graphics translator
With Best Regards,
I am orphaning the techtalk-pse package because the Gtk2::MozEmbed perl
module will no longer be maintained in Fedora because gtkmozembed
support has been removed from xulrunner.
If upstream (or anybody) has the time to work on techtalk-pse and get it
working with something like Gtk2::WebKit, I'm glad to pick up package
maintenance again. (I would, but my perl skills go as far as running
Ian Weller <ian(a)ianweller.org>
\/"/_ All Hail the Beefy Miracle!
I just orphaned gdk-pixbuf in pkgdb.
It failed the mass rebuild, not much left that depends on it, and
nothing I need. ;)
% repoquery --source --whatrequires gdk-pixbuf
So, if anyone really really really wants to keep it alive, feel free to
take it and fix it so it builds and works. ;)
While installing Fedora 16 Alpha, I ran into some problems that turned
out to be caused by the installer formatting with a GPT rather than an
MBR partition table.
I would like to understand the change and its implications, and I have
unsuccessfully tried to track down more information. I haven't been
able to find anything in the Fedora 16 Alpha Release Notes or the Grub2
feature page. The only definitive reference I've been able to find is
the comment "x86 uses GPT disklabels by default on all machines, even
non-EFI" on the Anaconda/Changes wiki page.
There seem to be some complications associated with the change. For
example, Windows can only support GPT on UEFI machines, so dual-booting
appears to be unsupported (I could not find an option for MBR partition
tables in the installer).
Where should I look for more information? Thanks.
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I'm working on bringing OLPC up-to-date with all the great efforts
with GNOME 3, systemd, etc.
On the OLPC XO laptops we have quite a strange screen - it is small
(152mm x 114mm) but very high resolution (1200x900 i.e. 201 dots per
Previously, on Fedora 14, we had to adjust the default GNOME font
sizes since they didn't look right on the screen (I think they were
too big). Now I'm looking at applying the same set of customisations
to Fedora 16 since the default fonts are uncomfortably small on our
However, I've noticed a fundamental difference in the sizing of fonts
between Fedora 14 and Fedora 16. This is visible with a simple
1. Open gedit
2. Change document font size to Sans 72
3. Write the capital letter "I" and measure the height of the printed
character with a ruler
I do this on two laptops side by side, one running Fedora 14 and the
other running Fedora 16.
On F14 the height of the I character is 1.9cm, and on Fedora 16 it is
0.9cm. That is quite a difference.
On both laptops, xdpyinfo correctly prints the screen resolution, DPI
and display size, which have not changed.
>From a typographic standpoint, F14 seems to be correct here. As 1pt is
(approx) 1/72 of an inch, size 72 should produce characters of around
1 inch in size - and 1.9cm (the F14 measurement) is about an inch.
Also, Cantarell seems to play by its own rules. On F16, the "I" in
Cantarell 72 is 0.8cm, not too different from Sans 72, but the
difference between Sans 11 and Cantarell 11 is more significant - at
size 11, Cantarell is tiny.
Can anyone help me understand this behaviour?