stash of /etc/os-release files

Which I use for bootstrapping puppet apply. Ubuntu 18.04 (symlink to /usr/lib/os-release) NAME=”Ubuntu” VERSION=”18.04.3 LTS (Bionic Beaver)” ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME=”Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS” VERSION_ID=”18.04″ HOME_URL=”” SUPPORT_URL=”” BUG_REPORT_URL=”” PRIVACY_POLICY_URL=”” VERSION_CODENAME=bionic UBUNTU_CODENAME=bionic Fedora 31 NAME=Fedora VERSION=”31 (Workstation Edition)” ID=fedora VERSION_ID=31 VERSION_CODENAME=”” PLATFORM_ID=”platform:f31″ PRETTY_NAME=”Fedora 31 (Workstation Edition)” ANSI_COLOR=”0;34″ LOGO=fedora-logo-icon CPE_NAME=”cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:31″ HOME_URL=”” DOCUMENTATION_URL=”” SUPPORT_URL=”” BUG_REPORT_URL=”” REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT=”Fedora” REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT_VERSION=31 REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT=”Fedora” REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT_VERSION=31 PRIVACY_POLICY_URL=”” […]

heimdall on Centos7

You want to flash a Samsung Galaxy Android device. You’ll need heimdall. It’s not available as a package for Centos7, so you’ll need to compile it. Expanded instructions It uses cmake, which I’d not tripped over before, and the build process is a good deal messier than I expected. As in literally, it leaves stuff […]

OEM support for Linux (firmware updates)

Ubuntu 18.04 and Centos 7.6 both run the fwupd service. This polls for updates on supported hardware. Support arrived in 16.04 and 7.4 respectively (from the docs.) hat tip Check the daemon’s status with the following; problems with any plugins are noted in the logs. systemctl status fwupd On ubuntu 18.04 updates are via the […]

using Red Hat Universal Base Images

Announced Redhat Summit 2019, distribution of containers based on RHEL using their universal base image is now a thing. So, let us say you want to do some container stuff at home and use UBIs? Registering and using a service account Sources redhat developers blog. redhat blog. ubi. Sort yourself out with a Redhat login:  […]

randomness on raspberry pi

The Pi has a hardware random number generator. Source. Hat tip. This is running Centos 7. It presents as /dev/hwrng. yum install rng-tools systemctl enable rngd systemctl start rngd # rngd -l Entropy sources that are available but disabled 1: TPM RNG Device 4: NIST Network Entropy Beacon Oh. It’s running as a daemon on […]

tftp part 3 – replacing xinetd with systemd

Part 1 – running tftp server non root (xinetd) Part 2 – the tftp client requires firewalld changes as well Part 3 – replacing xinetd with systemd (this blog post) Oooh, nice one systemd. During my investigation in Part 1, I tried to eliminate xinetd as the reason for the misbehaviour. I started up the […]

tftp part 2 – the tftp client requires a firewalld as well

Part 1 – running tftp server non root (xinetd) Part 2 – the tftp client requires firewalld changes as well (this blog post) Part 3 – replacing xinetd with systemd   firewalld change on TFTP clients The rest of this blog post will elaborate on what happens if you don’t do this. The quick bit […]

tftp part 1 – running it as non-root

I was trying to get the components of my PXE build server working; ie: http and tftp. xinetd and tftpd installed on Centos 7 (on a pi.) tftp client installed on Centos 7. Both with firewalld and selinux enforcing. I stumbled over a few things in the process, and have reposted that information in three […]

kvm: libvirt-guests and machined

Two main things covered off in this post: Getting libvirt-guests to work correctly, and machined/machinectl libvirt-guests This is configured via /etc/sysconfig/libvirt-guests and there’s a systemd service to enable: libvirt-guests.service Enabling it allows you to configure how guests start and stop with more flexibility. Some features libvirt-guests provides: On host shutdown, suspend the guests or shut […]