Author Archives: Jim Perrin

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The CentOS Project is pleased to announce four new Docker images in the CentOS Container Set, providing popular, ready to use containerized applications and services. Today you can grab containers with MariaDB, Nginx, FreeIPA, and the Apache HTTP Server straight from the Docker Hub. The new containers  are based on CentOS 7, and are tailored […]

As part of the preparation for CentOS 7, and with a growing focus around making the source easier to work with for developers and Special Interest Groups, the CentOS Project is publishing the git source tree used for building the distribution. This represents a bit of a change from previous releases and we understand that […]

RHEL 7 is officially out and available for RHEL subscribers. You can get more information about the release from http://developerblog.redhat.com/2014/06/10/red-hat-enterprise-linux-7-now-generally-available/ or via the press release at http://www.redhat.com/about/news/press-archive/2014/6/red-hat-unveils-rhel-7  Congrats to the RH team for all their hard work in making this happen.   As for CentOS 7, it's currently working its way through our build process. As we have […]

With the default gnome3 desktop in el7, opening a terminal via the menu sometimes presents the user with a different PATH variable than if they right click the desktop and choose 'Open in Terminal'.For some reason it appears that the user's .bash_profile is not always read, which means ~/bin and ~/.local/bin are sometimes missing from […]

A number of people seem to not like the idea of gnome3 on the desktop for EL7, instead looking for the familiar gnome2 feel. I've taken a run at building MATE on the el7 beta and it looks pretty good overall. Over the next few days I'd like to sit down with some of the […]

In the interest of preparing for the el7 release, I've decided to attempt to migrate my primary machine to the el7 beta. For the most part this seems like it will be a reasonably easy transition, though admittedly I play with fedora frequently so the gnome2 to gnome3 transition is something I've already handled. If […]

Packages for the el7 beta are starting to show up in the EPEL repository. If you've been holding off looking at the beta because there were some 'required' packages missing, you might want to see what's available now. http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/beta/7/x86_64/repoview/  

The first time a user logs into the default desktop for the rhel7 beta,  they're prompted to set a language, add online accounts, and dropped into a help menu right from the start. While this might be nice for brand new users, it's certainly not ideal for everyone. Turns out there's a very simple way […]

In previous iterations of NetworkManager, it was really only useful if you were dealing with wireless networks. Anything involving a bridge meant removing the device from NetworkManager, and manually configuring the network. A fair amount of work has been done to make NetworkManager more friendly to bridged devices, however it's still far from perfect.   […]

With previous el5 and el6 installs, I would clear the disks, and accept the default lvm layout, though I would adjust the sizes a bit. Ordinarily when I adjusted the sizes, I would leave myself additional free space within the volume group so that I could grow later as needed. Upon installing the rhel7 beta, […]