Groesbeek, view of the 'National Liberation Museum 1944-1945' in Groesbeek. © Ton Kersten
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Archive for September 2009

OpenFiler repair exercise

2009-09-16 (30) by Ton Kersten, tagged as old

At our local radio station (Omroep Groesbeek) we use OpenFiler version 2.3 for our storage solution.

Yesterday, however, we didn't have a storage solution but a storage problem. None of the exported disks could be accessed, neither through Samba nor NFS. Further investigation showed that the operating disk was completely kaputt. I tried to make a clone of the disk with CloneZilla but the clone failed and the new file systems where unusable as well.

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git RPM's online

2009-09-14 (29) by Ton Kersten, tagged as old

Using git on a daily basis now, it bugged me that there are no RPM's for git on CentOS 5.3. At the git download site it's possible to download versions for Fedora 9, but that's not what I want or need.

So I decided to make my own. Downloading the source, unpacking and running make git.spec gave me a basic spec file to start with.
After minor tweaks I tried to cook the RPM, but I was in for a surprise.

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