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Till Maas

Till Maas
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I use this wiki page mainly to collect information about Fedora that I find useful in a chaotic way, so please don't be offended by the following chaos:


  • rerun autofoo
libtoolize --automake --copy --force
automake-1.9 --add-missing --force-missing --copy
  • make configure not to reconfigure itself: In (or add after AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE


  • pm-utils debugging

lshal | egrep "(system.hardware.(product|vendor|version)|system.firmware.version|power_management.quirk)"

Package DB Hacking


There are also a few features related to filtering of results that have 
been enabled.  There isn't a UI element for them yet but power users who 
  are willing to edit their URLs can limit what is displayed on the 
package page according to the release by doing something like this:

You can also limit what is displayed on the user overview of packages 
like so:,commit

The acls that you can list in the acls field are:

other important stuff

Xinf aliases hwdata

alias pcivideo:v00008086d00007121sv*sd*bc*sc*i* intel   # i810

pcivideo is a tag understood by kudzu to mean that this line describes
an X driver.  The lowercase letters (v, d, sv, sd, bc, sc, i) are the
various PCI ID fields: vendor, device, subvendor, subdevice, base class,
subclass, and ASIC revision.  Normally you only need to use the first
two.  Then the third word is the driver name you want for that chip.
Comments are optional but are greatly appreciated.

The * wildcards are like shell, not like regex.  Numeric values _must_
be in uppercase hexadecimal; don't try to specify nvidia hardware with
000010de or you will be sadly disappointed.  Multiple matches are
possible, last match wins, but it's best if you don't have to rely on
that accidental feature.


  • restorecon relabels files with type file_t (which means the file has no label)
  • mount -o context=system_u:object_r:tmp_t:s0 /dev/mapper/tmp /tmp - correct context for /tmp filesystem

Debuginfo Packages

RPM Comment/Macro Weirdness

Subpackage Requires

  • rpm -ql foo-devel | grep /usr/include | xargs grep -h 'include ' | sort | uniq
  • rpm -ql foo-python | grep python | xargs grep -h 'import ' | sort | uniq

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