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SL6 and LDAP client configuration

This post provides a bit more information on that provided in the previous post Configuring stock SL6 to use DICE and LDAP changes. The main change as noted in that post is “that the package nss_ldap has been replaced by … Continue reading

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RHEL 6.1

RHEL 6.1 has been released. See RHEL 6.1 release notes and RHEL 6.1 technical notes for details.

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Changes to package lists

At the recent LCFG Deployers meeting we decided to alter the way we manage some of the LCFG package lists in SL6. Full details are available on the LCFG wiki.

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DICE SL6 now working

It’s now possible to have a DICE SL6 LCFG profile. It should look something like this: #define FIRST_INSTALL #define LCFG_HW_VIRTUALBOX_ADDITIONS #include <dice/os/sl6.h> #include <dice/hw/virtualbox.h> #include <dice/options/office-forum.h> #include <live/wire_forum.h> dhclient.mac !profile.release mSET(develop) It has to be on the develop release. Currently … Continue reading

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dracut

SL6 uses dracut for its initramfs. RH claims that dracut is much more capable and maintainable than the previous system. One feature of dracut is that it probes for devices (eg SCSI controllers) at boot time rather than relying on … Continue reading

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SL6 x86_64 support for i686

I’ve now added the basic set of i686 libraries into the SL6 x86_64 package lists which should permit the running of most i686 applications (e.g. Adobe acrobat) on that platform. It adds about 60 library packages, which is not too … Continue reading

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Internationalisation Packages

In a change from previous LCFG platforms we are not including all the internationalisation packages by default in the SL6 base or desktop package lists. The internationalisation packages are listed in the lcfg_sl60_international.rpms package list which can be included using … Continue reading

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Autobuilt packages

I have just been through the set of LCFG component packages which are added using individual headers (e.g. lcfg-apacheconf is added through lcfg/options/apacheconf.h) and built them all for SL6 using our new pkgforge service. Encouragingly, nearly all of them seem … Continue reading

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LCFG build tools

The LCFG support for SL6 is stabilising nicely. I have now added the packages for all LCFG build tools. It all seems to work just fine, at least when using subversion, who still uses CVS anyway?…

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openafs

It turns out that the openafs packages shipped by Scientific Linux have init-scripts which are substantially different from those in the standard packages provided on the openafs.org website. Although it was possible to start the AFS client with the LCFG … Continue reading

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