This has been an interesting discussion, including some good tangents. I
think there's a general consensus that a tighter focus on
encouragement/advice/assistance (which shapes up as "support" without
saying "support", and meaning support in more than just a pure-technical
Based on this discussion I've changed the list description to read:
fedora-list: Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for
This means that extended threads on philosophical and political topics
are off-topic for this list. There are other lists, such as
fedora-advisory-board, for discussion of these very valid issues, and
proposals for the creation of a new list are welcome (though some groan
at the prospect of yet another list, so I suspect you'd have to make a
There have also been a couple of offers to help with the list ownership
(thank you!). Paul and I will reply privately to those volunteers early
I installed php-mysql with apache in my fedora 8.
Now i have a problem with running scripts connecting to the database from the browser. The same script i run it from terminal without any problem, but from browser it blocks in the line that connects to the DB without any error message also i'm including a die statement.
On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 11:18 PM, Rahul Sundaram
Thanks - problem appears solved, both gtk-1... and wine now installed
RPM on my F9 install seems to be misbehaving. Add/Remove Software (aka
PakageKit) seems to hang on certain packages. It hung once on wine
1.0, and now it hung twice in a row on gtk+=1:1.2.10-61.fc9(i386). In
the case of wine, it didn't move overnight before I killed it. The
program gets stuck on "Installing packages".
The weird thing is that even killing PackageKit and removing
/var/run/yum.pid does not help to bring it back to life. I have to
reboot the machine to get PackageKit to work again. I mean that if I
run rpm on a downloaded file after PackageKit hangs, rpm will hang as
well. For example:
# rpm -ivvvvh /tmp/cinepaint-0.23-0.i386.rpm
D: ============== /tmp/cinepaint-0.23-0.i386.rpm
D: Expected size: 6561760 = lead(96)+sigs(180)+pad(4)+data(6561480)
D: Actual size: 6561760
D: /tmp/cinepaint-0.23-0.i386.rpm: Header SHA1 digest: OK
D: added binary package 
D: found 0 source and 1 binary packages
D: opening db environment /var/lib/rpm/Packages joinenv
D: opening db index /var/lib/rpm/Packages rdonly mode=0x0
That's it - no more output, nothing, Ctrl-C has no effect, only kill
-9 will kill the process.
If it helps,
# rpm --version
RPM version 184.108.40.206
Funny thing is I have the exact same setup on another machine and
never had a problem doing any installs or updates.
All suggestion would be highly appreciated!
So, at the Univeristy I work at, we've been deploying a fairly basic
Fedora image via Kickstart to a bunch of workstations, all with various
peices of hardware. I have a bootcd I spun up, that is basically the
boot.iso, but with the isolinux.cfg modified to show a nice menu to
select between a couple kcikstart options. The kickstart files are on a
server, so the bootcd doesn't have to change much, if ever, as the
Thus far, its been working like a charm, and both the 32 and 64 bootcds
have booted and installed every system I've needed, but one. This is a
32bit system (64 bit refuses to boot, which is correct). It kernel
panics right after starting to boot, long before it bring up the
networking to try to grab the kickstart file.
Now, the thing is, this system is already running a linux OS, Scientific
Linux (4, I think), which is a re-spin of RHEL. So, i know its not some
basic hardware incompatibility, or some chipset that simply "doesn't
work with linux".
So, any hints/tips as to how to troubleshoot this? Is there some easy
way to get the kernel panic "log", even though the boot never completes?
As I said, this very same cd boots plenty of other systems, and its
almost identical to the boot.iso shipped by Fedora, so I'm essentially
scratching my head right now. Any help would be much appreciated.
I've got fedora 9 installed and I'd like it to store sessions for all
my routers,switches, firewalls, servers etc just like putty and
securecrt do. How can I manage that in a sensible way, I've got nearly
a 100 different devices so a long list wouldn't be ideal, something
like creating folders e.g network, linux and then storing the sessions
in there would be good.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I have a workstation with Fedora 8 installed. Everything was working fine,
then I guess I messed up something in the /usr and /var directories.
Now when if I boot at run level 3 everything is fine, till the login
message. Then the login gives me the message "Login incorrect" before I can
even enter the password. This happens if I try to login as root or normal
The /etc/passwd file seems to be ok.
Can someone help me? Thanks
Doh! The problem appears to be that someone broke off
the plastic sheath that covers the top of the contacts
on that usb port. Without that tab of plastic, usb plugs
apparently can short across the free standing contacts.