OMG - GONE! WHAT THE F!!!
READ ON... OR, TO CUT A LONG(ISH) STORY SHORT(ER), JUMP STRAIGHT TO THE
I wanted to install master-pdf-editor-5.3.16-1.x86_64
Looking at the install of master-pdf-editor-4.3.89-1.x86_64 it all
seemed fairly self contained in /opt/masterpdfeditor4 and what was under
/usr all seemed to be suffixed by a '4'.
But, I knew that master-pdf-editor-5.3.16-1.x86_64 was likely to remove
master-pdf-editor-4.3.89-1.x86_64 (past experience).
So, I investigated the respective RPMs - no, scripts included that
looked like they'd remove earlier versions...
So, I ran:
$ rpm -qp --scripts master-pdf-editor-5.3.16_qt5.x86_64.rpm
postinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
# Automatically added by dh_installmenu
if [ -x "`which update-menus 2>/dev/null`" ]; then update-menus ; fi
# Automatically added by dh_installmime
if [ -x "`which update-mime-database 2>/dev/null`" ]; then
ln -s /opt/master-pdf-editor-5/masterpdfeditor5 /usr/bin/masterpdfeditor5
postuninstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
# Automatically added by dh_installmenu
if [ "$1" = "configure" ] && [ -x "`which update-menus 2>/dev/null`" ]; then
# End automatically added section
rm -f /usr/bin/masterpdfeditor5
Which didn't seem to indicate the removal of
However, I'm very suspicious... So, I investigated here:
And the man page, under 'excludepkgs'.
And so, wrote:
And then ran 'dnf install ./master-pdf-editor-5.3.16_qt5.x86_64.rpm'
AND WHAT THE FRIGGING HELL HAPPENED??!!!
YUP, YOU GUEST IT master-pdf-editor-4.3.89-1.x86_64 GOT CLOBBERED!!!
So, what the f' do I have to do to prevent
master-pdf-editor-4.3.89-1.x86_64 from getting clobbered when installing
Over the past 20 years, I have had e-mail set up in the following way:
Use fetchmail and procmail along with filtering to get things into folders, and then use a mailer (sylpheed for the last 15 years along with sylfilter) to read and send e-mail.
The biggest advantage of my approach was that I did not have to keep my MTA running in the background, I could keep my e-mail locally besides having filtering using procmail that I am able to control. Also, I have a standalone mail monitor which informs me of e-mails that I have and whether I should bother reading them. (I wrote this by modifying xbuffy for sylpheed which was not trivial to do).
I have survived several changes in how mail is handled, including the move to Outlook, with very few (ultimately minor) hiccups.
However, the IT folks at our university have decided to show that they are even more relevant and decided to require multifactor authentication. This brings my entire ability to read e-mail to a thundering stop.
The IT folks in my department have actually been very helpful and have found that evolution is a possible alternative for linux users. They have actually written a pretty detailed set of notes for RHEL which I am told also applies to Fedora 28+. The instructions are: https://www.stat.iastate.edu/evolution-mail-linux-users
My question is: are there other alternatives to evolution in using MFA? Evolution looks to be like Outlook which is not a surprise given that it is meant to, in some sense, mimic that (from what I have gathered). However, it is a beast and slow (96M compared to 7.6M). Ideally, I would like an alternative that allows me to pull e-mail in the same manner as fetchmail, do the filtering and so on. However, from what I have read, evolution can be used in the background without actually running the client (sorry if my terminology is not correct).
I am also interested in continuing to use sylfilter (I am after all, also its maintainer on Fedora) because it would be good to continue to use a package I maintain.
Any alternatives and advice (including new but efficient approaches) would be very appreciated.
Many thanks and best wishes,
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After an update of the kernel, the file
has not been updated.
I had to run
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg
Please not that I have
/dev/sdb1 766480 18068 748412 3% /boot/efi
Is it because the boot is on sdb?
Should I run?
I also had to run
(it was set at 1).
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I've got an old F9 server which has been running forever without any problems
has just failed to reboot.
I have 2 x RAID1 setup
sda and sdb are the first raid device
sdc and add are the second device.
Also, to make life even more fun I only have 4 SATA ports so I have to remove
one HDD to get the DVD to work, and the m/b doesn't support USB DVD
it looks like sda has failed - it doesn't even appear in the BIOS list.
I am currently cloning sdb before doing anything, but once that's done, I want
to replace sda and rebuild the array. From memory, I do not think that the
boot partitons could be RAID'ed back then so I'm not sure what state the boot
partition is in on sdb.
Does anyone have any instructions on how to do this based on the age of the
system? So far, Google only seems to want to give me more recent solutions.
I'm considering the purchase of an Alienware M17 to run Fedora on. Does
anyone know if it's compatible with Fedora? Specifically the wifi card
I have 2 options:
- Qualcomm QCA6174A 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2
- Killer Wireless 1550 2x2 AC and Bluetooth 5.0
Thanks in advance
I have a fedora29 workstation and frequently need a lightweight editor
to make notes, act as an interim cut buffer, and just briefly edit
documents before posting them somewhere else.
The problem is that gedit crashes, or my desktop crashes, losing all
the notes. Sometimes I have ten or so documents of differing degrees
going at once, and when it crashes (like it just did again), I lose
I need something with some kind of temporary autosave capability, like
vim, but graphical.
I'm aware of the dozens of console editors (I use vim virtually
everywhere), but need something small like gedit, without the bulk and
complexity of libreoffice.
I have installed Fedora 29 on Lenovo W540. The laptop overheats up soon
Fedora release 29 (Twenty Nine)
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core
Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core
Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core
Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core
Processor HD Audio Controller (rev 06)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset
Family USB xHCI (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series
Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:16.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series
Chipset Family KT Controller (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection
I217-LM (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset
Family USB EHCI #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset
High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset
Family PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev d4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset
Family PCI Express Root Port #2 (rev d4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset
Family PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev d4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset
Family PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev d4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset
Family USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation QM87 Express LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset
Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family
SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK106GLM [Quadro
K2100M] (rev a1)
02:00.0 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. SD/MMC Card Reader Controller
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 83)
The same laptop has been tested on Windows and Ubuntu. The heating issue
was present on those operating systems.
It seems to be a Fedora specific issue. How do I go about fixing it?
Ok I have gone nuts trying to figure this out, and I'm just about ready to
just re-install the OS. (Fedora 29) I have been using Fedora since
like....version 12, and have experienced all kinds of issues but this one
baffles me. So:
I had updated from fc26 to fc27 successfully, but I have noticed that since
upgrading from 27 to 28 that the kernel versions while they have gone up
(e.g. from 3.12.203 >> 3.12.207 and these numbers I use are for example
only!) I notice that the "fc" number has remained the same (in other words
the "fc27" bit of the kernel name!) I have tried everything I have found
online from trying to upgrade the kernel through the Terminal to trying to
download, install, and compile a newer kernel version and no matter what
I've tried that part remains the same. So my last attempt/effort will be a
transfer of all my data and a complete re-install of F29. But it would be
nice to know what might have caused this...in case it happens again!