> I am trying to inall the yum installer ( yum-2.2.0-1.noarch.rpm ) from
Which distribution (and version) are you using?
> rpm -ivh yum-2.2.0-1.noarch.rpm
I do not know why you need 2.2.0, because 3.2.x has been the current
series for sometime now.
"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."
-- Arthur Ashe
I am trying to inall the yum installer ( yum-2.2.0-1.noarch.rpm ) from
rpm -ivh yum-2.2.0-1.noarch.rpm
warning: yum-2.2.0-1.noarch.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID
i restarted yum and it started with no error
[root@esha software]# /etc/init.d/yum start
Enabling nightly yum update: [ OK ]
but when i try to install gcc it give me the following error
[root@esha software]# yum install gcc
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/yum", line 6, in ?
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 23, in ?
ImportError: No module named yum
can some one help me with this error ...
Here's some great news that I (on behalf of the Linux For You team) wanted
to share with all of you...
Top 20 winners for FOSS India Awards were finalised on 15th of Feb during
Open Source India Week's Delhi edition. NRCFOSS sponsored these awards by
taking care of the prize money, which is Rs 5 lakh-- where each winner
will get Rs 25,000!
Here's what M.R. Rajagopalan, director, NRCFOSS, shad to say w.r.t. the
awards, Through such incentives, NRCFOSS expects to stimulate young
minds, encourage innovative contributions to the FOSS ecosystem and
address the digital divide."
Complete details about the awards announcement can be had at:
<snippet from the announcement>
Here is the complete list of the winners:
* Hindawi Indic Programming System
* Zmanda Recover Manager for MySQL
* Dhvani Indian Language Text to Speech System
* Fedora (games and localization spins)
* KDE 3.5 Hindi
* Get it I say
* TVTK: Traited VTK
For more details about the FOSS India Awards, visit: www.openits.com/awards/
Soon, registration will be opened up for FOSS India Awards 2009...
i4donline.net's February 2008 magazine focuses on open publishing.
Some of the articles it has include:
* Gutenberg Project
* Moodle CMS
* Widgit Software
* Open Webcasting
* Open Architecture Network
* Digital Library in India, the million book project
* Cape Town Open Education Declaration
* Information on the Farm Front
* Interview: Gregory Newby and Michael Hart
* Workshop on Science Commons
* ACIA: Intl Workshop on Asia and the Commons in the Info Age
* Training programme on biomedical info retrival
* BytesForAll summaries
* Books: Community radio guide, empowering tools
You can download it at http://i4donline.net/feb08/feb08.pdf
Frederick Noronha http://fn.goa-india.org Ph +91-832-2409490
The Goa books blog: http://goabooks.wordpress.com
Goa1556 (alt.publishing.goa): http://goa1556.goa-india.org
Some of you might remember I had asked about the chaotic performance of
a LAMP server a few months ago. My team finally brought the local server
where we had tested our sites earlier online. We eliminated each
component of the stack. Finally, we were left with the firewalls.
At the ISP where we have co located, we have two firewalls - one
dedicated hardware firewall shared among three servers and one on the
machine itself. There is some NATing also involved since the LAMP server
has a 192.168.x.x address. The test server which we were using as our
baseline had just its own firewall (iptables).
At the firm suggestion of the ISP's tech/network guys, today, we
switched off the LAMP server's iptables firewall. Now sites are working
This is our test server's iptables listing. The LAMP server has ports 21
and 443 also open in addition to one listed here. The OUTPUT chain
counters also show a lot of traffic. Otherwise, both iptables are also same.
So my doubt is: was the double firewall (and NATing) the reason for the
earlier chaotic performance? Is there some configuration we have to do
to the iptables before we start it again?
Rohit V. Bhute
This month's LFY comes with live + install Sabayon 1.1 Linux. My vendor too
has co-operated to exchange defective media. However this month LFY appears
to have improved its media quality and I have not found any problems yet. I
tried out the live Sabayon DVD and there is only one way to describe Sabayon
Linux :- TOO SEXY.
It gets even better. Sabayon uses KDE, the great desktop environment.
Sabayon is already loaded with popular multimedia codecs and works out of
the box. The sound was not coming from my speakers and it was because the
'headphones' channel in the mixer (kmix) did not have its green dot
highlighted. Once that was clicked, sound was perfect. Firefox comes
pre-loaded with flash player so you can watch/listen flash content too. My
system has a 512 MB RAM but I am sure even 256 MB RAM machines will load the
live session without a problem as it appears to be quite light on the
system. I am writing this mail from the live session.
Even if one has his/her own favourite distro, this live DVD is definately
worth a look. As one of our members would have put it, it takes the pants
off Windows desktops.
I've been invited to give a lecture on Linux ( technical +
philosophical ). I want to "enlighten" them on the virtues of F/OSS.
If any of you guys are into Linux related education / propagation
activities then please let me know what might be the critical points
that one must cover. Also, I think I'll show them some eye candy. Any
good demos / videos available for download to showcase Compiz Fusion
or the likes??
Dinesh A. Joshi
Fossconf took place in Chennai on Feb 1 - 3 2008. There were around
100 talks, 40 demo stalls with student projects done in FOSS and
tutorial sessions. The attendance was around 700 on the first day,
1500-2000 on the second day and around 600 on the third day. About
80% of the audience were engineering college students. Volunteers and
student projects came from engineering colleges in Chennai as well as
from colleges in Salem, Madurai, Vellore and Tirunelveli. Most of the
speakers were first time speakers, and although the bulk of them were
from Tamilnadu, we had speakers from Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune,
Hyderabad, Goa, Trivandrum and Nellore. We also had a large number of
speakers from the academic community who were participating in a FOSS
event for the first time.
The event was pretty chaotic at times since all of us were n00bs at
conducting conferences. Many speakers had a rough time. In spite of
the huge attendance, poor logistics lead to many talks having a very
thin audience. But by and large, the feedback we have got has been
We thank those members of your LUG who helped out in the event and
gave us support. We hope to see more of you at Fossconf 09
You may browse the slides here:
Foss conference for the common man: http://registration.fossconf.in/web/
Some sites which I felt fit the bill for being in the hall of shame.
Internet Banking doesn't work(shows a Security Error!,LOL) when used with FF
but works perfectly with IE.Plus there is a declared statement at the bottom
of every page:"Works best with IE 5.5 or better"
Same statement as above is present at the bottom of very page.
Not exactly a Hall of Shame candidate in terms of F/OSS,but the majority of
the links are broken.The feedback email links are also broken.God knows how
tourism is booming in India.