Sunday, December 26, 2004

Upgraded to Fedora Core 3? yum-arch tells you it has been deprecated? yum won't read your repositories anymore, complaining that repomd.xml doesn't exist? You've been to and it doesn't tell you what has replaced yum-arch? Sigh, me too. The magic answer is 'createrepo', there's an RPM for it that comes with FC3.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Got myself a shiny new Nokia 6820 from AT&T Wireless. One of the attractions was the possibility of Internet access using Bluetooth from my PowerBook to the phone and GPRS/EDGE from the phone to the big I. It took some poking around but it works and seems fairly speedy. This page has a set of instructions for a different phone that apply pretty well. I'm using the same "Nokia GPRS CID1" script that he's using. In the PPP setup I left Account Name and Password blank and put "proxy" into the Telephone Number field. "proxy" is the default APN for AT&T Wireless.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Notes to myself about how to use GPG:

Export my own key for sending to others:
gpg --armor --export [my name]

Import another person's key:
gpg --import [key file]
gpg --keyserver [server] --search [their name]

Then sign their key and indicate that I trust it (GPG will prompt for degrees of trust):
gpg --edit-key [their name]