CentOS Meetup in Pune, India – Sat Jul 11th 2015

Hi, Humble and the guys in the CentOS-India group are organising a meetup in Pune this Saturday, the 11th July 2015. http://www.meetup.com/CentOS-India/events/219329900/ is a link to the meetup page. The Agenda looks great : Basics of Systemd: Praveen Kumar UEFI and secure boot: Yogesh Babar Docker container and Atomic Host: Ranjith Rajaram Debugging Kernel Issues:… Read More »

CentOS Shirt Fridays

Hi Everyone, Over the last eight years we have handed out literally thousands of CentOS Project Tshirts. From Houston to Bangalore to Edinburgh to Sydney to Johannesburg to Porto Alegre to London and even the 4 that went to Antarctica. Lets get those shirts out every friday and see if we can get a CentOS… Read More »

Regular office hours

Update: I’ve moved the Thurs evening slot to Wednesday so as to not clash with Atomic SIG meeting. Hi, Starting this Thursday the 11th June, 2015 – I am going to make myself available to anyone who wants to come along and talk about CentOS Linux, the CentOS Project, the SIGs or anything else that… Read More »

Last few days in CentOS, May 5th

Just a short recap of some of the things going on around the CentOS Ecosystem. * We have now got a 5 machine armv7 ( 32 bit ) Buildsystem running. Over the coming days and weeks you should keep an eye out for testing calls. If you can, and have interesting ARM hardware, feel free… Read More »

Some recent news from CentOS : Apr 22 2015

Hi, This is a summary of some of the major things going on in the project, its not a comprehensive list, but should cover most of the major traction points: Firstly, lets all welcome Brian Stinson to the fold (http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2015-April/013211.html ) ———- Updates for CentOS 5/6/7 : All updates from upstream are released into the… Read More »

Intoduction to RPM packaging – From CentOS Dojo Brussels 2015

At the CentOS Dojo Brussels 2015 Brian Stinson presented an introduction to RPM packaging session, focused on sysadmins looking to make the next step into packaging their own apps as well as dependencies. In this session he covers: Short overview of the RPM format Setting up an rpmbuild environment Building packages with rpmbuild Building packages… Read More »

Guide to Software Collections – From CentOS Dojo Brussels 2015

At the CentOS Dojo Brussels 2015 Honza Horak presented on Software Collections. Starting from what they are, how they work and how they are implemented. During this 42 min session he also ran through how people can create their own collections and how they can extend existing ones. Software Collections are a way to deliver… Read More »

Docker: to keep those old apps ticking

Got an old, long running app on CentOS-4 that you want to retain ? Running a full blown VM not worth while ? Well, Docker can help. As Jim found out earlier today : I did a bad thing: $ docker run –rm -ti centos4:latest /bin/bash bash-3.00# cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS release 4.9 (Final) — Jim Perrin (@BitIntegrity)… Read More »

Libguestfs preview for EL 7.1

Want to see whats coming with libguestfs in EL 7.1 ? Richard Jones has setup a preview repo at http://people.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs-RHEL-7.1-preview that contains all the bits you need. To set this up: # cat >/etc/yum.repos.d/libguestfs-RHEL-7.1-preview.repo