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I'm the Fedora Project Leader. I work for Red Hat — and for the Fedora community at large! – but my posts here are all my own.

Previously, I was a sysadmin in the Academic Computing group at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and before that, I made Boston University Linux.


Nov
16
awarded  Commentator
Nov
16
revised Compile/Configure Options of a Yum Package (RPM)
update with new information on old version shipped with RHEL 5
Nov
16
comment Compile/Configure Options of a Yum Package (RPM)
Whoops -- you're right. From the changelog, that added in 9.6.0a1, and RHEL/CentOS 5 have version 9.3.x. I'll edit my answer. Yet another reason for RHEL 6. :)
Nov
16
answered Compile/Configure Options of a Yum Package (RPM)
Nov
16
answered Turn off Lynx Commands in Email
Nov
16
answered How to update rpm/yum database?
Nov
16
comment Adding PNG & JPG support to ImageMagick in PHP on CentOS
Prix: that's an incomplete statement. It's not that using yum is doing it wrong, which this seems to imply. It's true in some cases, functionality is provided by a sub-package not pulled in by dependencies by default, or that for stability or legal reasons the package wasn't build with all features. But none of those things apply to ImageMagick's PNG and JPG support in CentOS.
Nov
16
answered Cobbler kickstart file for Fedora adding packages
Nov
16
awarded  Critic
Nov
15
answered How to detect a hidden process in linux?
Nov
15
comment Can not login into server due to NFS mount failed
Additionally, if it's possible, you can use autofs to mount the filesystem rather than hard-coding it into fstab. This way, the filesystem comes online when it's needed, not necessarily when the system is trying to boot. (And if it's not available right way, it'll come up when it is.)
Nov
13
answered Adding PNG & JPG support to ImageMagick in PHP on CentOS
Nov
11
revised init.d scripts written in Python
made wording more clear (inconsequential change)
Nov
10
answered init.d scripts written in Python
Nov
8
answered Make vsftpd accept simple ftp connections
Nov
7
awarded  Scholar
Nov
7
accepted Secure Network Filesystems for Linux: What are people doing?
Nov
7
comment Secure Network Filesystems for Linux: What are people doing?
We've had really bad luck trying to use CIFS in POSIX mode. Maybe it's time to revisit that.
Nov
6
answered execute script when a hardware is plugged in
Nov
5
comment Secure Network Filesystems for Linux: What are people doing?
Kerberos is not a dead project -- I was talking about AFS. Ever since IBM cut it lose, OpenAFS is basically limping along. And even if it got developer support, it's hamstrung by the GPL-incompatible license (it can never be merged into the mainline kernel).