Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fedora 20 Release Party - Panama



On Saturday January 11 we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Fedora with a great release party. This time it was held at CoworkingPTY (website, twitter), which is a space for entrepreneurship and innovation.


I showed some slides and videos with features that brings this new version of Fedora. Furthermore, Alejandro presented the tool Docker. As a Fedora Panama tradition, we ate pizza.



It was a very productive meeting. The person in charge of the place raffled three passes for a month among those who attended. Surely CoworkingPTY be a rallying point for Fedora over Panama.

 
I appreciate the work done by the organization and Pedro Colmenares for providing the space. See you at the next release party!

References:
  1. Fedora 20 Release Party Slides.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Upgrading to Fedora Heisenbug


Fedora is 10 years old and is celebrating it in style, with an excellent release. For me, this has been one of the best versions. A clean upgrade, an improved interface and new features are visible.


In my case I upgraded my workstation from Fedora 19 using the FedUp client and a virtual machine with Fedora 19 via the yum command. In both cases the result was the same, a shiny Fedora 20.

For me, GNOME 3.10 gives a better user experience. The music and map application are of very good quality. Also, the upgrade solved a problem I have rendering the windows (some of them appeared in black).

In my virtual machine I am implementing Wildfly 8 and testing the network characteristics of bonding and bridging. These will be very useful for  projects I have planned for 2014.

This version is an excellent Pre-Christmas gift, to keep working and continue contributing to the project. For the ones who haven't installed or updated it, here some relevant links:

Damaged RPM Database

Situation:
While updating my Fedora, the console displayed this message repeatedly: error: rpmdb: damaged header #4657 retrieved -- skipping.


Main Problem:
The RPM database has errors. It could be a bug or a file system corruption.

Associate Problems:
You can't add, remove, update RPM packages.

Solution:
Use the following command:
rpm --rebuilddb

Reference: