Clamav .90 build problems on Mandrake 10.0

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

As I’ve mentioned, there are a few older Mandrake (now Mandriva) systems that I maintain and one of the packages that I’m frequently rebuilding for those systems is clamantivirus. Well, 0.90 came out recently and on an attempted rebuild from the src. rpm that I acquired from ftp.neocat.org, I got this error message libtool: unrecognized [...]

VMware guest unable to access USB devices

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

I ran into this some time back and found the solution a few months later and was reminded today to document it here…. The situation is this… Linux host for VMWare server, the guest machine has usb support and in vmware, you can go to VM, Removable devices and in spite of the fact you [...]

VMware server usb devices not listed on Mandriva host

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

I’ve been using vmware server quite a bit of course, I’ve mentioned it before. I had never played around with accessing a usb device in the guest environment though. When I tried (host operating system is Mandriva 2006)…. nothing was listed, in spite of several devices being plugged in (and unmounted from the host.) So, [...]

Mandriva Linux 2006 review

Monday, November 7th, 2005

There is a Mandriva Linux 2006 review up at mandrake.tips.4.free.fr, which includes a nice primer on “Background: Linux software repositories and software installation”…    Send article as PDF   

Mandriva 2006

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Of course, another bit of news the last couple of weeks was the release of Mandriva 2006 by Mandriva Linux. Of course Mandriva is the former Mandrake, which merged/bought Connectiva and then acquired Lycoris, so this is the first release to start drawing on the extended talent pool that they’ve now acquired. From what I’ve [...]

Mandrive Linux 2006 Beta 3

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Looks like Mandriva has released beta 3 in the release cycle for their 2006 release. There is a full review of the beta with plenty of screenshots and the changelog detailed at distroreviews.com. The news is just being posted on the main mandrivalinux site.    Send article as PDF   

Mandriva Linux 2006 Beta 2 review

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Wow, some people are quick. What has it been a day? There is already a review up of the second Beta in the release cycle of Mandrake…. uhmmm Mandriva Linux 2006. (Still can’t quite get used to the name change.) Anyway… The review is complete with screenshots and a link to the complete package list. [...]

Mandriva Linux 2006 Beta 2

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

According to Mandrivaclub, the second beta in the Release cycle for Mandrive (formerly Mandrake) linux 2006 has been released. Release notes on this beta are available here. Information on the release schedule here in the Mandriva Wiki.    Send article as PDF   

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