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Jan
3
comment FedUp, unable to upgrade to Fedora 20
"it seems to do an upgrade to the same version 20 instead." The downloaded files are stored in /var/tmp/system-upgrade and it won't download the F19 ones unless you delete the existing files.
Dec
8
comment Can I somehow add a “&& prog2” to an already running prog1?
if you suspend again before it ends and do the same thing with a different command, does the initial chaining of mycleanup get replaced?
Oct
31
comment How do I stop bash from hanging when trying to start programmes while NFS is disrupted
So it turns out that one of the directories on my PATH was actually a symlink into one of the NFS mounts. I had forgotten I had done that. strace -e file helped me to identify it, so thanks @ninjalj for adding another tool to my toolbox.
Oct
30
comment How do I stop bash from hanging when trying to start programmes while NFS is disrupted
When it was hung I ran strace on a bash process and then tried to run something. I didn't spot anything obviously wrong in the output. I'll try file tracing next time it happens. (Also thanks for making me aware of -e!)
Oct
30
asked How do I stop bash from hanging when trying to start programmes while NFS is disrupted
Aug
24
comment Run a command before services are started
I ended up just doing mount -o remount /dev/shm in the Oracle startup script (with a comment point to the bugzilla entry) as I didn't find a better option. Thanks for the suggestion @vonbrand
Aug
6
comment Change /dev/sd* for USB Linux install?
I am currently experiencing this too (but with Oracle Linux). While I understand the sdX labelling is unreliable, unfortunately grub is treating the USB stick as (hd0,0) and the local disk as (hd1,0), meaning that when the machine reboots without the stick, it can't find the OS as at that point there is no (hd1,0).
Apr
24
comment Remove duplicate $PATH entries with awk command
Do you mean -f instead of -g. Using bash 3 and 4 I can't see -g as an option but can see -f which is the equivalent of the noglob option.
Apr
1
comment BUG: soft lockup - CPU# stuck for x seconds
What do those kernel parameters do?
Feb
7
comment Run a command before services are started
@schaiba Also, is it the shortest path? That's part of what I'm trying to work out here.
Feb
7
comment Run a command before services are started
It's a single command I want to run (a remount). Adding a service seems pointless overhead. Some background that I didn't add is that what I'm creating is an image for a system that will be deployed in multiple locations and managed by people who aren't me.
Feb
7
revised Run a command before services are started
Rewording the last part and adding another idea which I want to avoid.
Feb
7
asked Run a command before services are started
Feb
5
awarded  Commentator
Feb
5
comment how to run new software without updating GLIBC?
+1 for the information, though the last line is important. The OP needs to decide if the amount of effort involved is worth it.
Feb
5
answered how to run new software without updating GLIBC?
Feb
5
comment how to run new software without updating GLIBC?
Cross-posted from superuser: superuser.com/questions/543249/… Repeating my comment from there: "RHEL4 is eight years old and has reached the end of its normal support life cycle. Isn't there another machine you could install it on? eg. Your desktop machine."
Sep
11
awarded  Civic Duty
Jun
20
awarded  Critic
Jun
20
comment How to clean up the RAM memory that is being used as cache memory?
-1 because people copy and paste things they see on the internet without understanding them. Without knowing what the actual problem is, this may make things worse.