Author Archives: mike632t

Fancy Bear Malware – What too look for

If you care about securing your network then it is worth reading this (even if you don’t use Windows). Advertisements

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Warning RPMDB altered outside of yum

This is just a warning that a package has been installed or removed directly using  rpm  command instead of  yum .

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Removing version numbers from … well anything

This one liner can remove the version numbers from any string (providing they start with a hyphen and a digit).

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Access BIOS boot options using VMware Workstation

To access the BIOS you need to press ‘F2’ when prompted at the POST screen.

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Using RPM to find package dependencies

I recently discovered that is it actually rather difficult to determine which packages depend on a particular package using the RedHat Package Manager, and I ended up writing a short script to list all the dependencies for a particular package.

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