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Setting up a Drobo 5N

There's something about NAS units that makes me happy. Tiny little boxes full of storage and ripe for mucking with since for the most part they run Linux make me all warm and fuzzy and just generally put me in a good mood. Probably because I'm a bit of a digital packrat, so I like having gobs of storage space.

I've played with different NAS units over the years: the D-Link DNS-323 was a ...

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Of bugzilla, python, fetchmail, and procmail

I've been working with bugzilla for years.. at Mandriva I was the primary bugzilla care-taker for a few years, and now with Red Hat I do a lot of work on some internal tools that interface with bugzilla that enhances and directs the workflow of day-to-day work (being that we work with bugzilla all the time). I also run my own bugzilla instance a) so I can keep up to date with the goings-on ...

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Converting subversion to git redux

I know I've written about this in the past (here and here), but I needed to do another conversion the other day that was similar, yet different. Previous posts talked about pulling parts of a subversion repository into a git repo -- effectively taking one svn repo apart into multiple git repos. This time I just needed to do a straight conversion, however I needed to exclude one single directory from ...

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I'm FedUp with Fedora!

Sorry, couldn't resist. =)

So normally I do my updates from one version of Fedora to the next using yum, in particular the Upgrading Fedora using yum guide. Usually it works pretty good. I didn't really have much good experience with PreUpgrade the few times I tried it, so I wanted to give FedUp a try.

In my Parallels Fedora 17 VM it worked amazingly well. So decided to try it ...

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Systemd article on wiki

In light of my recent (mis-)adventures with Fedora 18 installation in VMware Fusion and the need to figure out some systemd stuff, I've started writing a hints/tip sheet type entry on my wiki: Systemd. Far from complete yet, but I'm going to use it to document some hints, tricks, light-bulb-moments, and comparisons to SysV-init tools (chkconfig, service). I'm no stranger to alternative boot/service management systems but it indeed makes me chuckle when ...

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Upgrading and Installing Fedora 18 in VMware Fusion

I was thoroughly excited about Fedora 18 until I actually went to install it. I use Fedora 17 on a laptop and a desktop, but I also have copies in virtual machines that I use for testing -- these virtual machines run in VMware Fusion on my Mac Pro. So never having used Fedora 18 during any of the betas or anything, first thing I did was try to install it in VMware.

A ...

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Converting a VMware Fusion virtual machine to KVM

I've been running an instance of my Nagios XI monitor in a VMware Fusion virtual machine on my (aging) Mac Pro. The other day I found a blog post on How I converted a VMware VM to KVM and since my new LAN server is a beefy 8-core AMD FX-8120 with 32GB RAM (as opposed to the 2 x 2.66GHz dual-core Xeon with 16GB RAM that is my 5(?) year old Mac Pro), ...

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Replaced my Kerberos+LDAP setup with FreeIPA

So I've been having to deal with some IPA-related bugs in the past little bit, which of course got me thinking that I had no idea what IPA did or how to use it (thankfully I wasn't responsible for fixing the bugs!). But as I had to deal with this issues to some degree, I got to figure out what FreeIPA was and what it did. In short, FreeIPA rocks. As many ...

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Git commit hook to bugzilla using git-notifier

I'm a big fan of the git-notifier script, which acts as a hook in git to send you nice emails about things that have changed in your git repos. I'm also a bugzilla user, so I wanted to be able to put git commit notifications, automatically, in bugzilla if "bug #X" is in the commit log. Initially I was intending to use gitzilla for this, but I didn't feel like attempting ...

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Apache mod_rewrite frustration

Dear lazyweb, I'm having severe issues with Apache's mod_rewrite on my VPS. I'm pretty sure what I want to do is doable, but I can't figure out the rewrite rules to allow it.

In my httpd.conf I have something similar to this:

<IfModule mod_dav.c> LimitXMLRequestBody 131072 DavLockDB /var/dav/DavLock Alias /dav "/home/user/dav" #<Directory /home/user/dav> <Location /dav> ...

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