2 Useful plugins for Yum

In these days i’ve worked a lot on Red Hat Enterprise and Centos machines, and so i’ve used yum to install, upgrade, remove and download packages. I’m more used to .deb packages (or the portage system), and so for me these plugins are both new and really useful to extend the basic functions of yum. [...]

Checkinstall, install from the source in the best way

Recently I’ve discovered this great program that helps a lot to avoid one of my worst nightmare, to have a lot of packages installed from the sources, and lose track of them in my system, how ? CheckInstall keeps track of all files installed by a “make install” or equivalent, creates a Slackware, RPM, or [...]

How to convert from .deb to .rpm and viceversa

As many of you know the most used packages on GNU/Linux are deb and rpm. deb is the extension of the Debian software package format and the most often used name for such binary packages. Debian packages are standard Unix ar archives that include two gzipped, bzipped or lzmaed tar archives: one that holds the [...]

Overview of CentOS 6

On 10 July CentOS 6 has been, finally, released. CentOS-6.0 is based on the upstream release of Red Hat EL 6.0 and includes packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with. CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System and it exists [...]

Notes from RH: Virtual Experience

Yesterday I followed the online event Virtual Experience, presented by Red Hat. The event was presented in 4 main areas :Red Hat Enterprise 6, Cloud Computing, Virtualization and Jboss, for an idea of the sessions available take a look here. I followed some of the sessions and from what I saw I had the impression that Cloud is the key word (or fashion) that is often repeated even in talks about  other  topics,  RH  surely   is betting a [...]