Category Archives: Fedora 10

Eclipse and Version Control (SVN)

My C++ project is now in Fedora Eclipse (Version: 3.4.1 Based on build id:  20080911-1700) and the perennial question comes up…

Q: What files am I required to checkin to version control (SVN)?
A: .cproject and .project

If you are testing the checkin on your machine there is one caveat. Delete the project from the Project Explorer. Then use the Import command from the File menu. This process will create some of the temporary files that were not checked-in but expected to be there when building the project.

Fusion Bridging Broke After Software Update

After installing a couple of Mac OS X 10.5.6 Software Updates today:

  • Security Update 2009-001
  • Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 3

I received “The network bridge on device /dev/vmnet0 is not running.” error in VMware Fusion v2.0.2 (147997) when I tried to restore my Fedora 10 VM.  The Google search produced some interesting results but nothing worked.  I reinstalled Fusion and the dialog went away but network bridging still did not work.  I then uninstalled and then installed Fusion and the same result.  I rebooted my XP VM and it doesn’t have network connectivity either.

What finally did work was to uninstall Fusion and follow the manual uninstall procedures here.  Then after a clean install network bridging is working again.

VMware Tools in Fedora 10 Issues

I used VMware’s instructions to install VMware Tools (VMwareTools-7.9.3-147997.tar.gz from VMware Fusion v2.0.2 (147997)) in Fedora 10 using the “Installing VMware Tools from the Command Line with the Tar Installer” section.  For the most part I feel that I was successful.  I can copy/paste and the system time updates coming out of standby which it never did before under Fedora 8.

I am having to reconnect the NIC manually coming out of standby.  SELinux mechanism is firing and seemingly the cause of the problem.  I don’t have a solution.

One example is: SELinux prevented mount from mounting on the file or directory “/usr/lib/vmware-tools/sbin32/vmware-hgfsmounter” (type “lib_t”) when I went into suspend and came out.  I issued the fix command explained in “settroubleshoot browser”.  It did take a few moments to complete.

Another example is: SELinux is preventing ifconfig (ifconfig_t) “read” to /var/run/vmware-active-nics (initrc_var_run_t). This file does not exist.  I suspect this file exists when it comes out of standby but then gets deleted after the NICs are re-activated. 

Before installing VMware Tools, I was able to boot with no problem.  Now when I boot the POST screen has two issues:

  • Mounting local filesystems: FAILED
  • Mounting HGFS shares: FAILED (This one is under “Starting VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:”).  I solved this problem by sharing a folder with my Mac from the Fusion Settings dialog for the Virtual Machine.

Boa CGI Scripts Don’t Execute in Fedora 10

Between my install of Boa on Fedora 8 and today’s install of Boa “boa-0.94.14-0.10.rc21.fc9 (i386)” in Fedora 10 a bug was introduced into the /etc/boa.conf file.  At some point they changed the location of the /srv/www/boa directory to /var/www/boa.  They forgot to update the ScriptAlias value in /etc/boa.conf.  Just change the svn in the path to var and then restart boa.  CGI scripts in that location will start working again.