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Install ATRPMS Yum Repository On CentOS Linux

The ATrpms repository provides many bleeding edge software packages so if you have a development server where you install new apps this repo can be very useful. The instructions are not 100% clear about how to install this repository on CentOS Linux which would also be the same on RedHat Linux but not on Fedora Linux. Anyhow the example used on the ATrpms site relates to Fedora so the repo file needs to be modified to work on CentOS as noted below.

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What Package Installs more Via Yum On CentOS Linux

Typically you don’t need to install more because it is always already installed. The other night while researching something on a Windows 7 computer that had Cygwin installed we were looking to use more but it wasn’t installed. I am not sure if all default Cygwin installations don’t include more but in this case it didn’t. I typically use YUM to figure out what package provides specific applications if they are bundled with something else and not named by the command itself. Below is the output of yum whatprovides from a CentOS server when searching for the Linux package that installs more.

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Download Location Of DD-WRT Linksys WRT600N BrainSlayer Firmware

I have put together some previous articles on upgrading the firmware on your Linksys WRT600N wireless router using various versions of DD-WRT. One thing I have not included in the articles is the specific DD-WRT download location for the firmware branch that I prefer which is called BrainSlayer. So below is a brief explanation of DD-WRT FTP structure where the WRT600N firmware is located.

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Launch Terminal Window & Run A Command From Gnome Menu Item

Tonight I was working on creating some some listeners that run automatically on boot in Ubuntu. Not only should they run automatically but there should be scripts to start, stop, and watch the status of the listeners for incoming traffic. I also decided to add the items to the Ubuntu Applications menu and thought it would be neat if when the menu item was selected that it automatically launched a terminal window and ran the command automatically. Turns out that doing exactly that is really easy as explained below.