Friday, 18 May 2007

Ubuntu on my Mac

Installed VitualBox on my Mac today followed by Ubuntu. Looks to be much the same as Parallels but it is free to use in binary form for personal use and the underlying code is even opensource so that is good. So far it seems to be working. The reality though is I have not missed linux on my laptop since getting a mac.

I built an RPM

Building an RPM would not normally be exciting but this was out of the EGEE CVS using ETICS to build and publish an RPM. The RPM is in reality about as simple as it gets and contains basically a cron, some scripts and logrotate to do some monitoring of the FTS. I still have some unanswered questions, for instance I'm currently unable to tag a version nor do I know how to generate a nightly build of particular ETICS tag. For now this is fine and allows Andrey to proceed with doing the rest.