Fedora Core 2 test 2 has been released; if you're interested in a copy a
couple of local people have it. Post to the list, perhaps (I haven't got my
copy just yet, so don't ask me direct). Warning, it's for testing, it
breaks things  It's not for general home users.
GNOME 2.6 has been released today; check out the release notes at
http://www.gnome.org/start/2.6/notes/ or some screenshots at
hots/html/ FC2 will have Gnome 2.6, but seeing as it came out a couple of
days ago, it's only running 2.5rc.
Fedora Core 2 comes with SELinux installed and enabled by default. SELinux
is the NSA's patches for the Linux kernel to provide Mandatory Access
Control - a way to, for example, lock your web server so it can't run
anything outside of the commands apache uses and requires. There's a FAQ on
it at http://www.crypt.gen.nz/selinux/faq.html, or a good general
introduction can be found at
 If you don't set SELinux up right, and FC2t2 is a test release, things
don't run. You might not want it!
Could you please remove my name;TikiGriffy,off your User Group ;ASAP. I do not know enough about computers yet and maybe in the future,I will be able to join. I haven't sent anything to Waikato except this request. Thank You,TK
Could you please remove my name;TikiGriffy from the group. I am not experienced enough with my computer to know enough about how to belong to a group such as yours,maybe in the future? Please remove me from the mailing list and the Waikato Group;ASAP. Thank You, TikiGriffy
I have these books for loan to the wlug lib:
Python In A Nutshell
Alex Martelli (2003)
- An excellent intro if you've had some previous experience with a
programming language. You may not need another book.
Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 24 hours
Clinton Pierce (2nd Ed, 2002)
- This gives a simple first look at Perl. You may not want another
Am happy to bring them to the next wlug meeting.
P.S. Are user contributions useful and encouraged or are publishers
our main source.
Thank you for all the advise.
Yes, you are correct about the ICU abbreviation ...
there is some open source medical software, but it doesn't fit our requirements here.
I will peruse some of the links you gave me and then get back to some of you.
I have previously installed apache on another system, but then got lost setting up the local pages ..
I thought I would do a staged implementation .. getting apache going then maybe pHp .. about which I know little .. and the MySQL
As a first q
Can someone tell me where to put index.html once
apche is installed .. so that it pops up when a remote system probes?
The breadth and speed of responces goes to reinforce my bias toward an open source solution
Thank you all again
> From: "Mark Grimshaw" <mark(a)sirfragalot.com>
> Date: 2004/03/25 Thu PM 12:28:17 GMT+12:00
> To: Waikato Linux Users Group <wlug(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
> Subject: Re: [wlug] apache, mySQL and pHp
> LOL - no offense but I couldn't resist....
> > I don't know what ICU is, but have you tried looking for existing open
> > source apps that already provide the functionality or that provide
> > most of it so that you only have to add the bits you want?
> I assume, from the context, that ICU is 'Intensive Care Unit' - I don't
> think there is an open source ICU solution.....
> wlug mailing list
Is there anyone who could guide me thru the installation and setting up of a MySQL database using pHp and apache.
This is for an ICU database in a hospital .. so not a strictly commercial objective
I decided to upgrade from RH9 to FC1 on the weekend. Below is my
experience which I thought I might share with the rest of the LUG.
My system was quite heavily modified with Ximian and FreshRPMs packages
for RH9. So I figured I couldn't just do a from CD "upgrade" install.
The first thing I did was install yum a package manager similar to apt
but for RPMs. Yum comes with FC1. I could have also installed apt for
RPM too. But I was more familiar with yum. I then copied all the RPMs
off the FC1 CDs I have onto my hard disk. I then downloaded the
"headers" directory from the fedora core ftp server. Yum uses .hdr
files to resolve dependencies. It uses headers rather than downloading
the rpms because this is much more network efficient. I then configured
yum to use file:/// urls to get the files off my hard disk.
I then started going over my installed RPMs finding Ximain and FreshRPM
versions and replacing them where Icould with FC1 versions using yum.
This was an easy process of erasing the installed versions and then
issuing "yum install package-name".
Once I had eradicated these troublesome packages I replaced the
firstboot, redhat-config-securitylevel, and lokkit packages as I read on
the web they can cause install issues.
Then I started manually replacing 'core' packages like glibc,
basesystem, redora-release, rpm, popt etc etc. I should have also
replaced libzlib, libbzip2 and others.... I learned that lesson later.
Then issued a "yum update". This started inspecting all my packages and
About half way though the update I had a thought, started doubting the
command I had entered was doing the right thing and decided I'd stop yum
with Ctrl-C, check the command and start yum again.
This had the effect of A) breaking yum so I couldn't use it anymore due
to python errors and B) of completely hosing my RPM database. My system
thought that it had installed multiple version of most of my packages.
I spent the next 6 hours rebuilding my system with rpm manually.
This consisted of producing a list of all installed RPMS (including
dupes) and running rpm --force -Uvh on all these packages and resolving
dependencies by hand.
This was a painful exercise.
Once that was done I did a further rpm -Fvh *.rpm in the fedora core
By this time yum was back to working. I then reconfigured it to use
some Fedora mirrors. I also configured it to use the Fedora.us and
Livna.org yum repositories. Fedora.us and livna.org have lots of extra
goodies to install. I issued a "yum update" and yum began to sync up my
box with all the latest package updates and also a swag of replacements
for FreshRPM RPMS I had installed.
My system is now in relatively good working order. But it certainly was
a mission to get it there. Everything would have been soooo much easier
had I resisted the temptation to Ctrl-C yum when it was working on my
system in the first place.
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The March meeting of the Waikato Linux User's Group is tonight.
It will be held in SG.01 at Waikato University, from about 7:30 pm onwards.
The topic will be a guided install of linux.
See http://www.wlug.org.nz/MeetingTopics.2004-03-22 for maps and more
The WLUG meeting is on monday
!!Installation of Linux - University of Waikato, SG01, 7:30pm
A guide for new users, which will include a live Linux installation to show everyone exactly how easy it can be! After the main presentation we will have plenty of time for questions and answers. If you are having problems getting linux installed it would be a great time to ask. We won't have many facilities for plugging in machines unfortunately but we will be holding an InstallFest sometime in the very near future.
This meeting will be held in SG01 at the University of Waikato. This is the same lecture theatre as the CS Linux Tutorials were held in.