Upgrading Mandriva 2009.0 to CentOS 5.2

Well, technically speaking, I guess this is a bit of a downgrade. But, since I'm not longer using Mandriva and need to get used to Red Hat products (Fedora, RHEL, etc.), CentOS makes sense for upgrading my internal server to. It was also a long week, so I goofed a …

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Converting new rpm databases to old format

I better post this before I forget about it. One of the issues I had today was getting corp3/x86_64 installed in a chroot with Mandriva 2009.0 as the host. Of course, the db4 version had changed, so I had to take advantage of some conversion tools. urpmi is …

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Leaving Mandriva... again

Well, that cat is out of the bag now (finally). As noted here:

http://blog.mandriva.com/2009/01/23/goodbye-vincent-welcome-back-oden/

I am leaving Mandriva after almost 9 years. And I quote:

After nearly 9 years, Vincent Danen will be leaving Mandriva at the end of this month. Again we …

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Adam's rant on Linux security

Adam forwarded me a link to his latest blog post about Linux security. It's quite amusing to read (I suspect someone must have told him how uber secure Linux is). Anyways, it's completely true so for all the pundits who preach on how much more secure Linux is than Windows …

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