Enterprise Linux Log:

January, 2008


January 31, 2008  3:11 PM

More Linux commands for your scripting pleasure

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

One of our users, James Lowden, emailed us to say that our recent 77 useful Linux commands and utilities guide missed a couple of his favorites:

I'm a NetBSD...

January 30, 2008  5:27 PM

French police employs Ubuntu in search for Pink Panther

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

The AFP reports that the French police force is going all-Linux, completing its switch from Microsoft to Linux by...


January 30, 2008  8:43 AM

Linux Kernel 2.6.24 released

Kutz Profile: Akutz

Last Friday saw the release of the Linux Kernel version 2.6.24. This new version does not include anything spectacular (Linus' words, not mine), but does include some updates to network drivers. These improvements will assuredly make some users experiencing network issues happy. You can go to

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January 29, 2008  9:42 AM

Cleversafe presents distributed storage for datacenters

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

While computing in general is in the midst of smassive change with regards to virtualization, 64-bit computing available to Linux and Windows platforms, processing cores and very high RAM quantities, storage is about to go through something big as well, thanks to

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January 28, 2008  12:15 PM

Ubuntu hardy alpha 4 release coming January 31

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

We have good news for those awaiting the next version of Ubuntu Linux. The next version for the Ubuntu 8 platform, alpha release 4, is to be relased on January 31, 2008, and the list of bugs is getting smaller every day. Some of the new features for alpha 4 include using

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January 25, 2008  10:11 AM

Apt-file: Providing apt’s answer to rpm -qf

Rick Vanover Kutz Profile: Akutz

Anyone who has ever used rpm for package management has at one time or the other had to invoke the command: rpm -qf PATH_TO_FILE The above command will tell you what package manages the given file, or more specifically, what package was installed, when it was installed and...


January 22, 2008  9:46 PM

Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS Dapper Drake released

Rick Vanover Kutz Profile: Akutz

Canonical just announced the release of Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS Dapper Drake. This point release keeps Ubuntu's first LTS release up-to-date with the latest round of patches and bug fixes as we approach their next LTS, Hardy Herron in April of this year...


January 22, 2008  9:24 AM

Linux-compatible server options expand

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

I was faced with the decision to implement an additional system on the RHEL 4.x series, or make our first jump to the version 5 releases. I decided to have this additional system to stay on RHEL 4.x because of our support situation. As admins are aware, there are many factors that affect a decision...


January 17, 2008  1:50 PM

A bright future for MySQL

Rick Vanover Don Rosenburg Profile: Dkr

The recent acquisition of open source database vendor MySQL by software supergiant Sun Microsystems has many asking if this is a good thing. SearchEnterpriseLinux.com expert Don Rosenberg thinks so. He tells the Enterprise Linux Log why he agrees with Andrew Kutz that this might be the best...


January 17, 2008  12:03 PM

RHEL installation hang-ups and virtual media fun

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

I had an opportunity this week to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 (64-bit version) for a system running a specialized vendor application. I'd like to share my frustration with you so that you can avoid such learning experiences in your future server builds. 

On a Dell PowerEdge...


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