Virtualizing on CentOS 8

I am trying to get going with CentOS 8.

In the past I would run qemu-system-x86_64 -hda myfile.img
get a console and off we go.

I dont with to use virt-manager and the gui and all - I just wish to have a
command line to boot up and run my img.
Is there something like that I'm not finding ?

I have found virsh - but I dont see how to make it run with an image file
from the command line. Perhaps I'm missing something.



can't login as subsequent FreeIPA users

When I set up a machine with CentOS 8, I used the "Enterprise Login" in
the initial setup wizard to authenticate against my FreeIPA server.
This worked fine, and I have no issues logging in with that initial user.

However, I am unable to use GDM or the console to login as any *other*
valid user from FreeIPA. From GDM I get something like "Sorry, that
didn't work" and "Permission denied" on the console. I've verified that
the credentials are correct, and that I am able to manually get a ticket
via kinit for one of those other users from this machine.

Re: [CentOS] Firefox 68 jnlp files

icedtea-web package included with the distros is the plugin that handles javaws for firefox for both RHEL/CentOS 6 and 7 and openjdk. I have yet to find an app that cannot use openjdk instead of oracle java. It may be a little less streamlined, but it's functional. Ignore/cancel any pop ups that talk about updating java.

If I missed this answer, I apologize as I receive the digests.

Patti Clark

Eclipse and Fedora 31

Dear Eclipse users,
Whoever faces issues installing Eclipse RPMs on Fedora 31 - this is beyond
us (Eclipse packagers) and depends on a number of bigger issues in Fedora
land both technical and political.
Until this is fixed, you're strongly recommended to try using Eclipse from
Flathub [1].

CentOS 8 boot command line

I am trying to boot a grub entry for CentOS 8

menuentry "Server Install CentOS 8" {
linux /boot/vmlinuz noverifyssl ks=
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biosdevname=0 net.ifnames=0 ksdevice=eth0 ip=
gateway= netmask=255.255.255.
0 nameserver= inst.sshd sshd=1
initrd /boot/initrd.img

When booting it says that "ip=" Sorry unknown value.

This works on CentOS 7.

Orphaning js-jquery-file-upload

Would anybody like to maintain js-jquery-file-upload? If not, I will
orphan it.

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Update Qt 5.9.5 to Qt 5.12 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

A recent article in  Linux Pro Magazine (July 2019 Issue 224) concerned
the installation of 'Barrier'
allowing use of one mouse/keyboard with two or more computers.
Barrier requires Qt 5.12 as a dependency.

My current setup:
Ubuntu 18 .04 LTS  64 bit (Up to date)
AMD Ryzen 5 2400g
Gnome 3.28.2
Ram 16 GiB

Qt must be installed before 'Barrier'.
If  I install Qt 5.12 what happens to the version already installed by
Do I leave Qt 5.9.5 on the computer as is - do I remove it - do I remove
it before I install Qt 5.12

I have not been able to find sufficient info online to be of any help

Question about libtirpc CNAME Change.


In a recent upstream commit, the outdated, unsupported
AUTH_DES authentication is now compiled out by default.

This does effect the API, but does it really need a CNAME change
since it interface can be recompiled back in?

40_custom be the default option

Hi All - I have my 40_custom file setup. What is a good way to make that
the default boot option ?
I'd rather not count menu option lines and change GRUB_DEFAULT to that - as
I am doing this remote.



bug 1767576 in fedora-review / mock and relative workarounds

Hello, in comment
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I wrote my experience about fedora-review / mock bug that returns message
%{python3_pkgversion} expanded too early.

As workaround I renamed
but fedora-review fails and mock instead works.

Please welcome Julen (@jlanda) to the packager group


Please welcome Julen (@jlanda) to the packager group. I have just sponsored them
to it now[1]. They're interested in helping with the zathura related
packages that I took over recently, and are also interested in helping
with Python packages in Fedora. I will help them learn the complete
packaging process as they help out with these packages.

[1] <a href="" title=""></a>

C6 renew IPA CA (root) certificates

Hi all,

I need to renew the self-signed CA (root) certificates of my CentOS 6 IPA
installation (ipa-server-3.0.0-51.el6.centos.x86_64) after 8 years.

In the documention i find only for "Renewing CA Certificates Issued by
External CAs" , found in
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Thanks for any pointers, M.

What's the State of the Java SIG?

Hi everybody,

You're probably aware that the Stewardship SIG has been picking up
some (±230) Java packages to keep them from getting removed from
fedora, and to try to keep them maintained.

Schedule for Mondays's FESCo Meeting (2019-11-18)

Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the
FESCo meeting Monday at 15:00UTC in #fedora-meeting-1 on

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
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or run:
date -d '2019-11-18 15:00 UTC'
(Beware that the DST has ended!)

Links to all issues to be discussed can be found at:
<a href="" title=""></a>

= Discussed and Voted in the Ticket =

#2264 Python 2 Exception for mozjs68
<a href="" title=""></a>
APPROVED (+4,0,-0)

#2266 Python 2 exception: trac-spamfilter-plugin
<a href="https://pagu" title="https://pagu">https://pagu</a>

scalapack 2.1 in rawhide

Hi Fedorans,

With the new upstream release of 2.1, the Fedora scalapack package in
rawhide is switching over to use the upstream provided cmake infrastructure
(instead of the Makefiles I built many years ago).

which old version of fedora can read a old iRIX XFS filesystem ?


When trying to mount a old SGI IRIX64 XFS filesystem, current Linux
versions complain with:

function not implemented

So you have to use a older Linux version (e.g.

Orphaned 2 leaf packages: apache-logging-parent, sonatype-plugins-parent

Hi everybody,

After the latest updates have hit rawhide, the two Java packages in
$SUBJECT are no longer (build)required by any package in fedora, so
there's not really any reason to keep them - which is why I've just
orphaned them.

Configuring/using grub with grub-install and grub-mkconfig

I have been searching around (and asking questions) about how to add a
separate /boot partition. As a result I have become steadily *more*
confused about the relationship between grub-mkconfig and grub-install.

So, is there a good tutorial anywhere about all this?

Review request: selenium-geckodriver


Here is the review request:
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I need this package to control selenium. Can someone review it ? it is a
simple package.

Thanks !



Orphaning two security packages


due to lack of time I've to orphan zulucrypt and sirikali packages.

Both packages are very useful for several encryption methods.
Unfortunately, I can not maintain all of them.

Please feel free to pick those packages if you still think they should
remain in Fedora.

Both packages are already outdated in versions.


Download Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.1.0 (for development use)

Good day from Singapore,

You can download Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.1.0 (for
development use) from the following link.

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When will CentOS 8.1.0 become available?

Thank you very much.

The Gospel for all Targeted Individuals (TIs):

[The New York Times] Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of

Post-installation setup script for CentOS 7 servers


I just sanded down the remaining edges of my CentOS 7 post-install
configuration script and published it on a Github repository, along with
some detailed instructions.

* <a href="" title=""></a>

Feel free to use it (and/or adapt it to your needs).

Cheers from the sunny South of France,


Re: Something wrong with kernel-headers on fedora 30?

Well I was able to find kernel-headers for 5.1.20 and 5.3.7 and the
build log (hptdrv.log) a successful build.



I'm missing this package in CentOS 8 repos, not sure if this is correct
place for this question, but does someone have info what happended and how
to aciheve same functionality on C8? Or at least point me to the right
direction. Been looking all over and cannot seem to find any info on it.


Firefox X 2?

Maybe a bit OT but I can't find an answer. Can Firefox ESR and Firefox
Quantum both run on the same Ubuntu computer at the same time without
conflicting or interacting in any way?

Webkit issue

Webkit has maxed out ALL the CPU cores on my box, which may be causing
problems. I shut down 2 browsers [w >20 tabs] that use it but that did
not change the CPU data in htop. How can I see ALL of the pgms that are
using webkit? I can get the PIDs for each of the many webkit instances
if that helps.


Place to run script command for all user/sessions

Hi all,
I would like to record user commands in terminal mode for remote

Any suggestions for library administration software please?

My girlfriend is in Kathmandu at the moment. She's been trying but
failing to get a laptop set up with database software for a new
community library that's being built in an area to the north that's
been ravaged by earthquakes.

CPE Weekly: 2019-11-16

Hi Everyone!

Travelling yesterday saw a delay in sending this weeks CPE email
blast, but nevertheless, here it is!

Hope everyone has been having a great weekend and if you have any
comments or feedback, please let me know- it is always welcome :)


The Community Platform Engineering group is the Red Hat team combining
IT and release engineering from Fedora and CentOS.

CPE Weekly: 2019-11-16

Hi Everyone!

Travelling yesterday saw a delay in sending this weeks CPE email
blast, but nevertheless, here it is!

Hope everyone has been having a great weekend and if you have any
comments or feedback, please let me know- it is always welcome :)


The Community Platform Engineering group is the Red Hat team combining
IT and release engineering from Fedora and CentOS.

Fedora 32 Rawhide 20191115.n.0 nightly compose nominated for testing

Announcing the creation of a new nightly release validation test event
for Fedora 32 Rawhide 20191115.n.0. Please help run some tests for this
nightly compose if you have time.

OpenMPI is flaky


I was trying to bump the espresso package to v4.1.1 and came across
multiple issues in the %check phase of the builds on Rawhide, F31 and

On Rawhide and F31, some tests seem to receive an error in the MPI_INIT phase.
*** An error occurred in MPI_Init
*** on a NULL communicator
This happened with OpenMPI, but not MPICH.
I was able to workaround these failures by retriggering the builds a
couple of times, which isn't a great solution.

Upstream issues on that topic:
Rawhide: <a href="" title=""></a>
F31: <a href="" title=""></a>

Orphaning nm-tray

Hi there,

I'll orphan the package nm-tray due to not in active usage nor development.

Currently FTBFS:
<a href="" title=""></a>

Please feel free to pick the package if you still think it's of any
usefulness in Fedora.


Intent to retire OCE (OpenCascade Community Edition)

It has a lot of libraries so I haven't tried figuring out what all packages
are affected but since OCC (OpenCASCADE) went GPL OCE has not been updated
and appears to be no longer maintained.

I have moved FreeCAD over to my new "opencascade" package and am working on
moving netgen-mesher over. Once complete, unless there's a good reason to
keep it, I plan to retire it in Rawhide.


Suddenly... No wifi!


I was just sitting here, doing my stuff, when suddenly I had no network. I checked
my other devices, and they could use the wifi just fine. The network widget (I'm
using Plasma) was disabled and wifi couldn't be enabled again. Maybe I had hid
some wifi kill-switch on the keyboard?

Cron - log when job ends?


In trying to resolve a problem with a cron job, we can see when the job starts
by looking in the /var/log/cron log file. However, I was asked if when the job
ends could also be logged. (It seems to be something that crops up every so
often over the years.)

I found on the 'net this article
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which mentions a loglevel (-L) option, and by setting this to 2 it will log
when a cron job ends. It sounds great, and just what we could use. The downside
is that there seems to be no such option anymore.

C8 Questions

Hi all,
I've several questions about C8. I'm using 8 on my personal NAS and
works very well. I'm running several VMs with centos 8 and noticed

1) Why corosync, pacemaker and pcs are missing on C8? They are only
available on rhel with payments( rhel ha addons)?
2) Why there is only Gnome as available DE? I use centos on my
workstation and I'm a kde-plasma user. XFCE is ok but not gnome.

libdvdread SONAME bump


libdvdread 6.0.2 brings a SONAME bump from .so.4 to .so.7 due to a small
change in the pgc_t struct (still_time and pg_playback_mode fields were
swapped). Only dvdauthor and libdvdnav packages in Fedora and dvd95
package in RPM Fusion actually reference any of those fields, but it's
still an ABI break. I'm doing the rebuilds using my provenpackager
privileges now.

CUPS 2.3.0 coming into rawhide

Hi all,

after 2 years or so of solving licensing issue, I would like to announce
CUPS-2.3.0 is going into Fedora rawhide next week.

The 2.3.0 version brings several changes:

_Change of license:_

It is Apache software license 2.0 with exceptions for LGPLv2 only and
GPLv2 only now.

CentOS-announce Digest, Vol 177, Issue 4

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than "Re: Contents of CentOS-announce digest..."

Today's Topics:


Podcast: Naked Neuroscience: Understanding addiction


Listened to this today---quite an informative podcast too:
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Also added to our reading/listening list here:
<a href="" title=""></a>

question about PciExpress slots and SSDs

I have a Fujitsu Esprimo P910 system running xubuntu 19.04 to which I
am thinking of adding a bigger SSD. It already has a 128Gb SSD for
the OS but that is just an 'ordinary' 2.5" SATA one that I simply
connected to a SATA interface and thus it runs at maximum 600MB/s.

The motherboard has unused PCIExpress slots as follows:-

PCI-Express 3.0 x16 1 x (312 mm / 12.29 inch) Full height
PCI-Express 2.0 x4 (mech.

Packages which are losing python2-scons on Fedora 32

$ repoquery --release rawhide --disablerepo=*
--enablerepo=updates-source --enablerepo=fedora-source --whatrequires


Minimization Objective report

This is the Minimization Objective [0] update.

Status: Discovery phase

== Next phase approval ==

Next phase proposal [1] is being voted on by the Council — only positive
votes so far!

== Feedback Pipeline ==

A few new features developed!

1/ A history chart for base images [2] is now being generated — includes
data since 25 September. It's a bit rough initial implementation, but it's
2/ All tables are now data tables that support sorting and filtering.

not all languae files are found - error: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found:


i want to create a rpm package [1] of the program olive, i use the macro %find_lang, but not all language files are found.

this is the error message, it get.
Checking for unpackaged file(s): /usr/lib/rpm/check-files /home/martin/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/olive-0.1.2-1.fc31.x86_64
error: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found:

[1] <a href="" title=""></a>

How can i solve this ?

Regards Martin -> (1.9.1 -> 1.9.2)


I'm going to update jsoncpp in Rawhide, which includes a so name bump.

I'll take care of bootstrapping CMake and rebuilding of all affected
packages during today.

There is an impact for third party repos, too, which needs to be handled
by them.


BOINC Manager not working after an update

I installed an update to Ubuntu 19.10 and now the "BOINC Manager" no longer
runs. I tried to run the program from the icon and in a terminal, as far as I
can tell there are no error messages. How do I trouble shoot this?

How can I find the program name that is executed when I click an icon that is
on the task bar?

Re: Something wrong with kernel-headers on fedora 30?

That does not be it works in all cases.

I have Highpoint RSSD 7101A card with 2TB of NVME storage, which I
would like to use!

With the latest Fedora 30 update (5.3.7) the kernel will not boot
because the modprobe can find the driver (rsnvme).

Interestingly the two previous kernels (5.1.19 and 5.1.20) have the
same complaint but boot anyway.

fatal error: x86intrin.h: No such file or directory

The package is building fine in mock but when I try to do a scratch build
I'm getting the following error:

fatal error: x86intrin.h: No such file or directory

It seems to be random too, on this attempt x86_64 actually completed but
all other arches failed:

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Something weird going on with koji right now?


Proposal to CANCEL: 2019-11-18 Fedora QA Meeting

Hi folks! I'm proposing we cancel the QA meeting for Monday. I
don't have any urgent business, but also, I'm going to be off work that

If you think we do need to have a meeting, you can volunteer to run it
- just send out an announcement like the one I normally send, and
follow <a href="" title=""></a> to run


CentOS Cloud SIG meeting (2019-11-14)

#centos-meeting: CentOS Cloud SIG meeting (2019-11-14)

Meeting started by amoralej at 15:01:21 UTC.

Fedora Atomic Host Two Week Release Announcement: 29.20191113.1

A new Fedora Atomic Host update is available via an OSTree update:

Version: 29.20191113.1

Commit(x86_64): 2cb7f9eff5277633f3cf27add9b43789bcac908239d1d694374ac3fe3abae0bc



We are releasing images from multiple architectures but please note

that x86_64 architecture is the only one that undergoes automated

testing at this time.

Existing systems can be upgraded in place via e.g.

Recent kernel unable to load firmware


I just hit a bug where the latest stable kernel and even rawhide version
are unable to find a firmware. I include a link to the report and it
will nice someone investigates the cause. The issue happened with a
simple update as tested on a HP Envy x360 cpx000 equipped with a Ryzen 5


[1] <a href="" title=""></a>

new sclo-php*-php-pecl-rrd packages available for testing

Yet another package available in centos-sclo-sclo-testing

PHP bindings to rrd tool system.

<a href="" title=""></a>

For rh-php72

* sclo-php72-php-pecl-rrd-2.0.1-1

For rh-php73

* sclo-php73-php-pecl-rrd-2.0.1-1


P.S.: <a href="" title=""></a>

What are the benefits of default modular streams over non-modular packages?

Hello, in this thread (Fedora 32 System-Wide Change proposal: Modules in
Non-Modular Buildroot)

<a href=" ... at lists dot" title=" ... at lists dot"> ... at lists dot fedoraproject....</a>

I've asked whether it wouldn't be in fact much easier to keep the default
versions of our packages non-modular.

Others have said they are interested in this as well.

how to know when a system is compromised

How do you know when a Linux system has been compromised? 

Every day I watch our systems with all the typical tools, ps, top, who,
I watch firewall / IPS logs, I have logwatch setup and mailing daily
summaries to me and I dive deeper into logs if something looks suspicious.

What am I missing or not looking at that you security gurus are looking at?

I subscribe to the centos and SANS newsletters, and I try to keep
current on all technology with credible sources of articles online and
with the Lynda library.

What other sources of information do you use to stay current about the
latest threat

Centos 7 + samba / some win 10 systems can mount and some not


We are using centos 7 and samba in combination with Win10 1903.
The problem:
Some systems are able to map a share and some can t.
Any ideas and hints?



Fedora 32 System-Wide Change proposal: Freeze after branching until compose is ready

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== Summary ==
Add freeze (similar to [[Milestone_freezes|beta or final freeze]])
after new Fedora is branched.

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