No longer a BS virgin

Well, I'm no longer a virgin to the Mandriva build system. I've been using some tools, like iurt, on the secteam buildbox for a while now, but I've not had the need to use repsys or mdvsys. So I started playing with them yesterday. For starters, someone needs to make …

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zsh history

Saw a few others on Planet Mandriva doing this so I figured what the heck, I'd do the same. I don' t use bash tho, I use zsh and on one box I have the extended history saved (timestamps), and the other I don't. Also keep in mind that I …

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New updates build server

Just got my hands on a new updates build server. It's a quad-core xeon 2.13GHz with 8GB RAM. To put things into perspective, this machine will replace 3 different machines eventually... one to do the administrative stuff (AMD Athlon64 2.2GHz w/ 2GB RAM), one to build 32bit updates …

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Mandriva 2008.1 is out

Well, it's official: Mandriva 2008.1 is now out and available. Time to start gearing up for the barrage of bugfix updates. =) On a similar note, 2007.0 is almost EOL.. you've got a few days left to upgrade to something newer before being left without security updates. April 13 …

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Static User/Group Mappings

/start rant

Switching my servers from Annvix to Mandriva is absolutely maddening. The biggest problem is dynamic uid/gid mappings. Do you know how frustrating it is to have apache uid 77 on one machine and uid 92 on another? Or svn is gid 75 on one and gid 76 …

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