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Interesting bug encountered today after a fresh install of RHEL5 from 5.3 media. When attempting to run the command, 'yum'.  The following error was presented: # yum Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/yum", line 4, in ? import yum File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 30, in ? import logging ValueError: bad marshal data To correct this issue, I first needed to determine if the problem was with yum, or something else.  So I created a simple python script: #!/usr/bin/python import logging Actually, really simple. This helped me isolate the issue. When running this program I was presented with the same error …

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We encounter many scenarios where using the latest version of PHP is required. No great way, aside from downloading the PHP5 source and compiling, is available. That is, until you discover then IUS Community Project. What is the IUS Community Project? The IUS Community Project is an effort to package rpms of the latest stable versions of the most commonly requested software on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS.   IUS provides a better way to upgrade PHP/MySQL/Python/Etc on RHEL or CentOS.  The project is run by professional Linux Engineers that are primarily focused on RPM Development in the web hosting industry. What …

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We have been working on a project for a customer to upgrade the kernel, PowerPath, OCFS2 and other operating system patches.  The project was interesting as no single source of information existed on the appropriate process. The procedure issue comes in because OCFS2 relies on seeing the disks which PowerPath presents.  PowerPath and OCFS2 are reliant on a particular kernel version to work properly.  With all of the inter-dependencies,  which should be done and in what order was the question. To top it off, this was also running a RHEL cluster and another instance running Oracle RAC. Comment: Why not just use …

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Many of you may have already read the news, but for those of you that have not here is a recap. But first, let me state that we have tested all of our customer's servers, and none have been compromised. An email was sent to the fedora-announce mailing list, it started with, "Last week we discovered that some Fedora servers were illegally accessed. The intrusion into the servers was quickly discovered, and the servers were taken offline." It goes on to say, "One of the compromised Fedora servers was a system used for signing Fedora packages. However, based on …

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