There has been a huge backlog of the nightly Fedora AMIs. So, today I
will be deleting kicking off the process to purge the older AMIs.
The process that I would be following to delete the AMIs is:
- The launch permission of the AMIs will be removed.
- I'll wait for 20 days. This is the time period when you can check if
any of the Fedora AMIs which is meant to be deleted affects you. If
yes, connect back to us via the mailing list or IRC and I'll have a
look at it.
- After 20 days, I will delete all the AMIs whose launch permission
was removed previously.
I hope to publish a list of AMIs that were purge after the completion
of the process.
For any questions find me on #fedora-cloud
Sayan Chowdhury <https://words.yudocaa.in/>
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After a dnf upgrade that included the new 5.x kernel I did my regular
check to make sure that the nvidia driver got built via akmod-nvidia-
340xx-340.107-5.fc29.x86_64. It was not there, so I looked more closely
at the output of the 'dnf upgrade' and found that:
dracut: FAILED: /usr/lib/dracut/dracut-install -D
/var/tmp/dracut.ReYjXp/initramfs -H --kerneldir /lib/modules/5.0.3-
200.fc29.x86_64/ -o -m =drivers/net/phy =drivers/ net/team
=drivers/net/ethernet ecb arc4 bridge stp llc ipv6 bonding 8021q ipvlan
macvlan af_packet virtio_net xennet
Full output is at:
Line 234 is where it shows the issue.
I have not yet rebooted, but I tend to assume that a reboot into my
current 4.20.16-200.fc29.x86_64 will still be fine but clearly it will
have trouble trying to boot to 5.x
while this is happening on my fedora 30 branched system, i'm fairly
sure the question corresponds to a regular system with man pages.
how does one establish an alias for an existing man page if it's not
done in the "obvious" way? as an example, currently on my system,
under /usr/share/man/man5, i have these two entries:
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 4807 Feb 1 15:19 utmp.5.gz
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 36 Feb 1 15:19 utmpx.5.gz
predictably, both of the following generate the same man page:
$ man 5 utmp
$ man 5 utmpx
because the smaller of the two files is simply a reference to the
$ gunzip -c utmpx.5.gz
however, i recently installed the package "containers-common", which
installed (among other things) the single man page file under
with that installed, both of the following commands work fine and
generate the same output:
$ man 5 containers-storage.conf
$ man 5 storage.conf
but i see no "shortcut" file in that directory to support the second
form, so i'm assuming there is some other mechanism by which this can
be done, i just don't know what it is. thoughts?
Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
So I just updated my Fedora 29 desktop and now the title bar in Firefox
is gone. How is one to minimize a Firefox window nowadays? How can I
make Firefox behave like all the other Gnome app windows?
I'm experimenting with Gnome (I'm a long-standing KDE user), but can't
figure out how to save and restore a login session, i.e. restore all
open apps after logging in, including window placement on several
Surely this is possible, but how?
Mounting an internally installed disk on a laptop spins up all
disks connected to this machine via USB. And I try to prevent these
externally connected disks to spin up.
The behaviour, IIRC, started a few months ago on the previous F27 and
continues now on F28. Before that I don't remember this behaviour to
I thought it was some smartd issue, and stopped this service
("/usr/bin/systemctl stop smartd.service") - to no avail: mounting the
internal disk still spins up the external ones.
The internal disk is identified by "smartctl -d test /dev/sda" like
[ ... ]
/dev/sda: Device of type 'scsi' [SCSI] detected
/dev/sda [SAT]: Device open changed type from 'scsi' to 'sat'
/dev/sda [SAT]: Device of type 'sat' [ATA] opened
(On a side note: I'm astonished that a smartctl simple info flag is
changing some device type like shown above)
External disks are identified by a smartctl test like so:
"[USB Sunplus]: Device of type 'usbsunplus' [ATA] detected"
the other one:
"[SAT]: Device of type 'sat' [ATA] detected"
Anyone an idea about where to start investigating this issue? Where
could such behaviour possibly be set up?
Thanks in anticipation.
Well, is there one? "dnf list" finds nothing useful. I am refererring
specifically to this: https://sourceforge.net/projects/cc-mode/
It describes itself as "a standard package in both GNU Emacs and XEmacs",
but I have emacs installed, and looking for the files in that package's
tarball, I don't see them.
After concluding that it would be faster to just write a spec file, then to
continue digging, that's what I did. I don't have the cycles to maintain
this package for Fedora, if anyone's interested I'll send them the spec
file, but this was pretty simple to package.
I use Kompozer a lot, but it is not maintained and
is riddled with bugs.
Any replacements for it? I use Bluefish, but it takes
me four times as long to do anything as KompoZer
When you say, "I wrote a program that
crashed Windows," people just stare at
you blankly and say, "Hey, I got those
with the system, for free."
-- Linus Torvalds
Our workplace recently switched to OTP-based two factor authentication with Office 365 and mandated everyone to use the browser, Windoze or Evolution. We want to do none but get e-mail the old-fashioned way, delivered to my local HDD and read by my mailer. Looking around, we have successfully written python code to get e-mail using MS Graph. But following the examples there, we can retrieve e-mail in json format and needs further processing before it can go to a MTA. I am not sure that procmail will work, so I am wondering how to deliver mail to my HDD in Mbox format (to be read by sylpheed or some other e-mailer).
But, is json format the only way to extract these e-mails? Or are there other options available that are friendlier for more general MTAs? Otherwise, how does one get these e-mails in a Mbox format?
Sorry if my question is not very clear: we are very new to this and still struggling to understand everything.
Many thanks for any helpful pointers and references, and best wishes,