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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First days at Red Hat, first impressions

Well, I took my first trip to the USA, ever, this week and it was down to Raleigh, NC, for orientation with Red Hat. I'd like to say it was an experience (meaning the trip), but it wasn't... I was mostly fighting too hard to stay awake so it all …

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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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Never a dull moment with Mandriva...

Well, today is my last day and so without much fanfare I say "adieu" to Mandriva.

As the title indicates, never a dull moment. You get spoiled with new stuff, then have to go back and re-setup old stuff. Part of this switch for Oden is that the build system …

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Switching Hats

So, I've gotten quite a few emails about what I'm going to be up to, so to save myself having to type the same thing over and over, here's the lowdown.

I'll be hanging out with Adam for two days in February... you can see where he's going to be …

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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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