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Fedora 20 SELinux Blocking Updates

If anyone has seen this really strange issue with Fedora 20 where you’ll go to install or update packages with yum and you get this strange error about incomplete packages, you’re not the only one. This issue has been rampant enough that it’s made the mailing list headlines and there is a fix. The gist of the fix is to temporarily stop enforcing selinux policies, clear yum package cache, manually update selinux and then restart the enforcement. The process is outlined here on the mailing list.

Starting the SFML Journey with Fedora

I am a Fedora Fanboy. I love the distro. I will always recommend it to everyone. Despite that love, it seems like we have to cater our minds to how Fedora wants to do things. And believe me, it does things very differently when compared against Debian or any of its common derivatives. One major point of contention early on was getting used to how differently Apache works on Fedora opposed to Ubuntu. I actually prefer using Apache deployed on Ubuntu than I do Fedora. I fucking hate administering Apache on Fedora systems. That being said, I wanted to take…

Fedora 19 Review Part 2 – App Love

Despite having several different spins, Fedora’s flagship spin is the one that ships with GNOME as the default desktop environment. Admittedly a lot of what I’m going to be covering here pertains to apps which are specific to GNOME rather than Fedora itself. However since this is effectively the face of Fedora, it needs some discussion. Some of the apps that are going to be covered here are only going to get touched on briefly while a few others I’m going to nail down into quite hard. So without further ado, let’s get started! Files Files, previously known as Nautilus,…

Fedora 19 Review Part 1 – 30,000′ View

The review that I’ve been working on for Fedora 19 grew a little too large for me to put into a single post. So I decided that it would be a good idea to break it up into several posts that would hopefully be a little more sufficient. To kick things off, I want to start with my thoughts from getting it installed to a working desktop. By working desktop, I mean a desktop in which I haven’t done any modifications at all. Installation When Fedora 18 shipped, a lot of drama surrounded the release of a new iteration of…

Fedora 19 Release

This fell off my radar since I’ve been dealing with a death in the family. But I wanted to summarize the important notes that are provided regarding the latest release from Fedora that pertains to both desktop and power users. I’m still working on a full review which I’m going to modify some since most of that information was based off of the alpha and beta RC releases. Fedora 19 can be downloaded from the typical page on their website. Fedora 19 has several desktop environments available including the well established GNOME and KDE. However more focus is being brought…