Monday, May 30, 2011

Fedora fc15 i686 NetworkManager fails after update

So I just had the unfortunate experience of a Fedora 15 update breaking the NetworkManager... which is one of the worst services to break because you're stuck finding a different PC to get on the net to find an answer.

Here is the fix:
If possible, hopefully you can 'plug in' and run dhclient em1 to get wired network access.

yum downgrade NetworkManager NetworkManager-glib NetworkManager-gnome

If you want to 'block' this update then edit /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo and add the following at the end of the [updates] section:

exclude=NetworkManager-0.8.999-3.git20110526.fc15 NetworkManager-glib-0.8.999-3.git20110526.fc15 NetworkManager-gnome-0.8.999-3.git20110526.fc15

Also, please head over and review/comment on the Fedora Bug report: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=708445#c21

~Peace

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lotus Notes 8.5.2 on Fedora 15

I know it's been a long time.... things have been really busy, but wanted to get this posted for all of those early adopters of Fedora 15 32bit and struggling to install Notes 8.5.2.

Assuming you have access to the RPMs for Notes 8.5.2 AND the Notes 8.5.2 FP2, untar and install the RPM as you normally would. For the fixpack, untar, chmod +x and then sh ./.

Now, you don't have to, but if you start notes you'll work through the license agreement and notes setup wizard, however, when the main client loads, you'll see a ton of graphics and stuff missing. You might get your email db to open, but your preview pane will not work and most text, some menus, and things like Replication tabs will not display.
THE FIX

You have to replace a few library files AFTER the installation... per this post http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/nd85forum.nsf/5f27803bba85d8e285256bf10054620d/69b50f2db7bb7b0b85257659005ab79e?OpenDocument&Highlight=0,karmic

Here is a source for some replacement libaries, special thanks to 'linux-aha.de' for making these available. http://linux-aha.de/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/notes_libs_karmic.tgz

(as root)
~ untar the .tgz which contains 4 libs
~ chmod +x (each file)
~ chown root:root (each file) for each
~ chmod 777 (each file)
~ cp -i (each file) /opt/ibm/lotus/notes (Y for overwrite)

IMPORTANT: Last step is to go to /opt/ibm/lotus/notes and verify that the 4 files you just replaced have at least -rwxr-xr-x. (or more) permissions.

You now can start Lotus Notes from the menu.

Hope it helps!!

~peace

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