* Posts by Nick 2

3 posts • joined 29 Oct 2009

Not done yet: Oracle to ship revised Java fix on February 19

Nick 2

Not only Java...

These days I'm going through the pain of installing and configuring - with some consultant help - Oracle's ESSO components. A trail-and-error experience, as versions are incompatible, errors are being thrown all over and matching versions between components seem to be a dark art... No meaningful error messages, no meaningful errors reported in logs, just endless stack traces...

Even though it is meant to be used on Linux, RedHat or ***Oracle*** Linux, Oracle can not take their time to provide a RPM, that would pull in all needed dependencies.

Given a choice, will NEVER use Oracle.


Debian 6: Have your Debian and eat your Ubuntu too

Nick 2

ethX being bumped up

I assume the "bump up" is happening when you are changing the motherboard (i.e. when there is a new ethX device with a new MAC on your system). To avoid this, locate and remove the following file before re-booting the new system:


The two characters represented by ?? could be more or less any 2-character numeric value, that is why you have to determine that first. There are the rules that *always* tie a certain NIC (a certain MAC) to a certain ethX - otherwise the eth-es on your machine would keep changing order.

If you don't like such a radical measure (removing), first get your Knoppix disk handy and then move the file from /etc/udev/rules.d/ somewhere else. Renaming it but keeping it in the same directory won't help, since it will still be applied, but in an incorrect order. In case you have messed something up, you can always boot Knoppix, mount temporarily your / partition from the disk (ex: under /mnt) and correct anything went wrong in /mnt/etc/udev/rules.d/

The (re)move has to happen prior to you bringing up the machine with the new hardware so it wil work.

Hope it helps.


Ubuntu's Karmic Koala bares fangs at Windows 7

Nick 2

May I ask...

... if "The goal is to eventually replace Synaptic, gdebi, some parts of the Computer Janitor, and possibly the Update Manager as well, with the all-in-one Software Center." why not just use Open SuSE's YAST? 'Cause that's what YAST is, the functional equivalent of "Control Panel" in Windows. Maybe it's even more than that, but I might be biased because I use Windows only when forced or to make money...

By the way, where is yast4deb project at? And where is Novell with their effort to separate the UI in YAST from the back-end scripts?

YAST is also one of the easiest tools to be accepted by a Windows sysadmin...



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