22 July, 2021

Auto upgrade on CentOS Stream 8 using dnf-automatic

I wrote a short guide on how to set up automatic updates/upgrades on CentOS 6 and 7, sadly in CentOS Stream 8, this no longer works. Even though yum is still working, it won’t find anything providing yum-cron. [[email protected] ~]# yum search yum-cron Last metadata expiration check: 0:12:24 ago on Thu 22 Jul 2021 10:36:32 […]

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29 June, 2021

lbzip2: Cannot exec: No such file or directory

This is a while ago, a missing library. When trying to decompress bz2 : # tar -xf words.bz2 tar (child): lbzip2: Cannot exec: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now Something is missing to decompress bz2, that […]

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08 April, 2021

Centos 8 : install LSI MegaRAID SAS 2008

Okay so while playing with older hardware I faced an issue on Centos 8 where my RAID controller was not being recognized; I found this method to be working; from ElRepo yum install https://www.elrepo.org/elrepo-release-8.el8.elrepo.noarch.rpm then install yum install kmod-megaraid_sas I got this “warning” during installation : Failed to add dependency on unit, unit systemd-ask-password-plymouth.service does […]

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28 February, 2021

Putty doesn’t recognize numeric keypad

I love Putty¬†, its my go-to ssh client emulator on Windows, recently I got this problem that it would not accept my keyboard’s numeric keypad.¬† I have a pretty cheap remote keyboard, but it works nicely so why is Putty pestering me ? Turns out Putty has a special Application Keypad mode, in which the […]

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02 February, 2021

Centos 8 : setup auto updates

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