CentOS Stream

Listening to me bitch and moan about the new direction CentOS, CentOS Stream, is now going in, someone sent me this post to tell me why this was a good thing. It’s a lovely post and I agree with most everything the author says. But I do believe, he talks past the main reason folks like me use CentOS. (and the main reason, Rocky Linux now exists.) CentOS came into existence because sci/tech folk wanted a base to build on and became popular, because old harried sysadmins like me wanted to support small shops, who did not have the budget to run servers and wanted to get out of the ever tightening thumb of Microsoft....

February 17, 2021

linux-firmware

That long winded message was what greeted me this morning when I did my morning update the computer routine. E: linux-firmware: installed linux-firmware package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 2 Nothing like a bug that sticks in your craw and prevents you from starting the day. And then leads you down that crazy path of figuring out what the error is. And then going down the rabbit hole of realising that this error happened because that went wrong....

January 30, 2021