urpmi tricks

Some lesser-known urpmi tricks I've had to figure out today. The situation is that the machine that had my mirrored files has been moved somewhere else in order to ease up on rsync being an absolute bandwidth pig (great for downloading, bad when it's throwing nagios checks into fits).

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Mandriva community support

The Mandriva community is small, yes, but tight-knit. This can be evidenced by the comments in my previous blog entry and the many emails I received privately, and the many chats initiated on IRC. It has been my honor and privilege to work with you guys, and I sincerely appreciate …

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Bon Voyage, Mandriva!

Well, I received some horrid news today.

As of December 31st, my contract with Mandriva will be terminated and I will no longer be working for Mandriva. We've got a new CEO now, and he's determined there is to be no remote contractors, and as a result I've been booted …

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Moved to a new provider

This one may be a bit long, because I'm going to use it to vent. =) I won't make it all "front page news", tho.

On Monday I signed up with a new provider, WiredTree. I still have a few accounts with my old provider, WebHostingBuzz, but they are being slowly …

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Zsh tab completion with subversion 1.5

This has ticked me off for a bit, and I finally decided to find out why. Tab completion in zsh was returning the following every time I tried to use it, after upgrading to subversion 1.5:

_arguments:comparguments:303: invalid argument: ARG

Looks like the reason is that the …

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Mandriva Testcases

Well, after some discussion on cooker and, quite frankly, needing a resource myself to speed up security update testing (particularly looking for regressions), we've re-implemented "Testzilla". Sorta.

Instead of integrating with bugzilla, we've used the mediawiki framework. The reasons for this many. The biggest reason is to make the "Testzilla …

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