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RPM-repackaging google-earth-stable_current for Fedora

Posted 06-14-2014 at 04:34 AM by unSpawn

Transaction check error:
  file /usr/bin from install of google-earth-stable conflicts with file from package filesystem
While the above error and its fixes are documented well enough across the 'net I'm listing my own spec for future reference. You should probably not want to use this but if you do just save below code as "google-earth-stable.spec" and run it as 'rpmbuild -bb google-earth-stable.spec;'.

%define __os_install_post  /usr/lib/rpm/brp-compress
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Bro, ImportError: No module named BroControl

Posted 06-14-2014 at 04:32 AM by unSpawn

Should you run bro-1.5.1-9 on Fedora and wonder what
detected unhandled Python exception in '/usr/bin/broctl'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/broctl", line 703, in <module>
from BroControl import util
ImportError: No module named BroControl
means and found Fedora Bugzilla wanting for not fixing the same bug in Fedora 14 and 16 with status "CLOSED WONTFIX" then check out the "/usr/bin/broctl"...
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Shifting Gears (take 2)

Posted 06-13-2014 at 09:18 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 06-13-2014 at 09:28 PM by rocket357

If you follow my blog you'll know that a few months ago I said goodbye to my Linux Engineering position at Rackspace and joined Amazon Web Services as an AWS Support Engineer. It's been long enough that I feel I have my feet on the ground and I am qualified to give a status update.

Holy crap, Amazon. Go big or go home, they say. I'd love to give some cliche' about "if you work at Amazon you've already gone big", but I'm not even certain I could say that. The problems...
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Bash conversion of Opera sessions to "netscape standard" bookmarks

Posted 06-11-2014 at 04:34 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

You run it on the session folder (.win files, usually on ~/.opera/sessions/), and it will generate a single html file with all the bookmarks (taken from the last visited URL for any given tab in that session, hence the file/variable "lasturl" -- the session files record some "history", but this isn't being exported/converted here), and coded "subfolders" for each session file, with the filenames as titles. Every time it runs it rewrites this generated html file....
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Posted 06-08-2014 at 01:04 PM by rokytnji

This is my take on new Linux users migrating from Windows for what ever reasons. Usually any more when I see the word of suggestion in a thread title. I avoid it like the plague now.

The reasoning in my mind is as follows.

One looses their living abode due to some disaster that leaves them homeless.

You show up and offer living quarters for free with no strings attached.

A day or two later they show up on your doorstep and complain why...
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