Fedora Core 8 OpenNMS Packages

I’ve gotten all of the dependencies of OpenNMS packaged up on Fedora Core 8 now, and have our yum repository up-to-date.

If you’re looking to install on FC8, you should be able to follow the usual instructions (substituting “fc8” for the distro) and it should work fine.

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New OpenNMS VMware Image

We’ve finally gotten the OpenNMS image for VMware put together and uploaded to SourceForge, with OpenNMS 1.3.8 on it. It hasn’t been updated since the 1.3.3 VMware image was put together.

Since I’d been having such good luck with Mandriva, and as Tarus mentioned, they’ve been very supportive of us in general, I went ahead and made the image using Mandriva 2008.0. It has the advantage of being quite a bit smaller than our previous CentOS-based image (about 400MB compressed) and is a very minimal install with just the minimum needed to get OpenNMS up and running.

So if you were wanting to try OpenNMS out but didn’t really have anywhere to run it, why not download the image from SourceForge and give it a shot? All you need is the free VMware player; just follow the README file inside the package and you should be off and running.

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OpenNMS 1.3.x on Mandriva

I’ve finished getting everything set up so that you can run OpenNMS on Mandriva Linux. It is now possible to install using URPMI with a minimum of fuss.

I’ve gotta say, it’s been a number of years since I’ve tried out Mandrake Mandriva, and it’s definitely grown from just a KDE-themed RedHat into a pretty sweet and polished Linux distribution.

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Goodbye DevJam, Hello LinuxWorld

So DevJam officially ended Friday, and now it’s time for LinuxWorld.

If you’re here in San Francisco, please, stop by the .org pavilion and say “hi!” We will be showing off OpenNMS 1.3.6 and hanging out with the other über-geeks. 😉

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Updated Cross-Compiler

I’ve updated my linux-based darwin cross-compiler/distcc suite; the packages should be a little more maintainable and are now separated into 10.3 and 10.4 packages. One thing to note, these packages will only work on 10.3 if you use the odcctools ld, 10.3’s ld from Xcode does not understand the relocation entries created by the odcctools assembler and such.

I’ve built packages on CentOS 4 and Fedora Core 5, and I have access to a whitebox 3 system that I can build RHEL3-compatible packages on as well. If any of you have other systems that you’ve been able to get things to build on, please e-mail me.

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Cross-Compiling Darwin

So I’ve been working on getting a reasonable cross-compile of GCC from XCode 2.2.1 working on Linux so that I can distcc to my Linux boxes from my mac when doing long compiles (*cough*KDE*cough*). I’ve finally got something useful enough for myself that it’s worth seeing if it works for anyone else.

So, uhh… check out my spiffy linux/darwin cross-compiler here!

I ended up making a little tool that automatically translates various gcc references into the canonical target name of that compiler, so it’s safe to distcc to other oses (ie, instead of calling “gcc-4.0“, it turns it into “powerpc-apple-darwin8-gcc-4.0“). This script is now part of my distcc package in unstable as of tonight.

Please, give it a shot, and let me know if you run into any issues. Happy compiling!

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TriLUG Installfest

I’m at the TriLUG installfest and things are crazy! There’s gotta be at least 50 or 60 people here; they had to go steal more tables and chairs from the room next door… I wish I’d remembered to bring my camera, I’d have taken some pictures. Kudos to Wake Technical Community College for donating the space (and likely an immence draw of electricity =); it appears to be a rousing success…

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So I Guess It Worked…

I got a great response from the call for help on getting KDE working with Qt/Mac. Thanks to everyone who mentioned it. And hello to folks linking from Linux.Ars. It’s kind of funny that particular section is linking me… although I use Linux daily, my blog is mostly about Mac OS X. <grin> I’ve had offers of help from Ian Reinhart Geiser, Holger Schroeder (of KDE/Win32), and many other folks. Thanks! Right now it looks like most of the people interested in working on it are getting their dev environments all set up. I expect a decent amount of hacking to start happening this weekend. Jarvis Cochrane (who, in fact, offered to help before I asked!) is going to be merging everything we’ve got so far into one mega-patch that we can all start working off of. Again, if you want to help out (or just watch), feel free to join the list.

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UNIX “Switcher” Stories

I saw this over on Forwarding Address: OS X and thought I’d respond. Read more to see what I sent to Mike Knell on my Mac experience.

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System Rebuild Done

Well, I’ve finally completed the upgrades on my server. At least one of the disks in the RAID array was starting to go bad, so I ordered new ones Wednesday and did some emergency surgery all day Saturday. Thankfully, I’m using a 3Ware card (I can’t say enough good things about these) and we had a spare one at work they let me borrow, so I hooked the old drives up to work’s card, and then hooked the new ones up to my existing RAID card, and did the transfer. Copying everything over took probably 10 hours, somewhere in there I went to bed. =) This morning I picked up my stuff I ordered from QuietPC.com — I replaced the power supply and CPU fan with their QuietPC counterparts, and then put sound-dampening material all around the case. The difference is STAGGERING. I’ve got the machine in my living room (since that’s where the DSL line comes in). It is *so* much quieter, I can barely hear the thing when it’s on now, and it’s pretty much invisible when the TV’s going. On a side note, I . . . → Read More: System Rebuild Done

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