POSSE Day 2

November 10, 2009

Started the day by summarising day 1.

To experience the process of checking out, modify and uploading code, mel chua showed us :
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Websites/ShowUs
Get started
The intructions given are good. It makes an implied assumption that the user is included in the “sudo” program permissions file
A little polishing would help improve the experience and perception of the newbie to FOSS.
A small note stating that root permissions are required to install the git package would be helpful and or an alternative way like “su – root” can also be used to perform the install.

“sudo yum -y install git gettext python-genshi python-setuptools babel python-feedparser” or
“su – root” Enter Password :
“yum -y install git gettext python-genshi python-setuptools babel python-feedparser”

The following steps must be executed by the user in the user’s dir.
“git clone git://git.fedorahosted.org/git/fedora-web.git”
“cd fedora-web/fedoraproject.org”

“make”

make test

make stoptest

I was unable to download because of timeouts. I believe that the port was blocked, which led to the next step.
As root
“Yum install wireshark”

Now seeing which port was being used by git would be simple like
In one root console, type
“wireshark -i eth0”
In another user console
“git clone git://git.fedorahosted.org/git/fedora-web.git” and we are done.

The answer in the root console was returned as:
“bash: wireshark: command not found”

“$ rpm -qa| grep wire” shows
wireless-tools-29-4.fc11.i586
wireshark-1.2.2-1.fc11.i586
A search for wireshark came up blank.
More searching and experimenting finally showed
tshark

A name change is alright when deemed necessary.
If some info or link to start tshark as wireshark or ethereal is included it would be nice .
As a note the GUI is absent from rpm.

http://localhost:5000/en/index = Fedora 12: United works

cd to the ~/fedora-web/spins.fedoraproject.org
and typing “make test” shows an error.

The “out” dir needs to be created in ~/fedora-web/spins.fedoraproject.org/

ls /home/nyp1/fedora-web/spins.fedoraproject.org/httpd/conf file uses the out dir as the document root.

Any help in resolving or explanations to the why these issues would be appreciated.

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