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I'm just one of those geek guys who knows a few things about programming and web servers.


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revised Combine wired and wifi for use with VPN
vpnc is not openvpn
Feb
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comment Combine wired and wifi for use with VPN
I guess I should remove the OpenVPN tag since it's actually vpnc, and I don't think I have much choice about that.
Feb
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comment Combine wired and wifi for use with VPN
That would probably work well at home. Thanks!
Feb
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revised Combine wired and wifi for use with VPN
too much "actually"
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accepted How to programmatically determine the highest version kernel RPM installed?
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comment How to programmatically determine the highest version kernel RPM installed?
That will work; as it turns out, so does "sort -V" which I'd never heard of. At least, for most uses. These tools are still pretty handy to know about though :)
May
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comment How to programmatically determine the highest version kernel RPM installed?
Dingdingding! It may be possible to confuse sort -V with a complicated scheme that requires the rpmdevtools to sort it out, but for the kernel and most versioning schemes I think it does the job! Thanks @Sukminder, I did not know that existed.
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comment How to programmatically determine the highest version kernel RPM installed?
-n only helps you with the first number. Try sorting this: 2.6.18 238.12.1.el5 2.6.18 238.19.1.el5 2.6.18 274.12.1.el5 2.6.18 274.8.2.el5 sort is absolutely the wrong tool here, as well as anything else that doesn't know anything about version-release schemes.
May
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comment How to programmatically determine the highest version kernel RPM installed?
Maybe I'm overthinking it. rpm -q kernel always seems to list kernels in version order. Is that reliable?
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comment How to programmatically determine the highest version kernel RPM installed?
Those are not reliable methods for determining which is a higher version. Checking /boot might include kernels that are for entirely different multiboot partitions.
May
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revised How to programmatically determine the highest version kernel RPM installed?
improved the example to highlight the problem