Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Fedora 28 : The Lynis and system security .

Lynis is a lightweight and easy open source auditing tool to evaluate current system security.
The official webpage can be found here.
I tested the version 263 and now the Fedora development team test the 264 version.
This tool will show you a detailed report of each and every aspect of system :
  • Boot and services
  • Kernel
  • Memory and processes
  • Users, groups, and authentication
  • File systems
  • Home directories
  • File permissions
  • Software: Malware
  • Security frameworks
  • Logging and files
  • SSH support
# dnf install lynis 
# lynis audit system  >> lynix_out.txt
The result is a text file ( 27 Kb sized for my system ) with all infos about your current system security.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Fedora 28 : Can you fix your Fedora !?

Fedora Packages have a different installation and development process thanks to testing and development teams.
Note: The common user may have networking problems and these will still lead to further errors.
A common error that should be more documented and constrained is:
Error: Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'updates'.

If you did not have intruders in the computer or provider changes to modify this process, then here are some elements that help you understand how it works.
The process of cleanup of temporary files kept for repositories and update / upgrade is still a testing and development process.
This includes any such data left behind from disabled or removed repositories as well as for different distribution release versions.
  • dnf clean dbcache : this removes cache files generated from the repository metadata and forces DNF to regenerate the cache files the next time it is run.
  • dnf clean expire-cache : this marks the repository metadata expired and will re-validate the cache for each repo the next time it is used.
  • dnf clean metadata : just removes repository metadata files which is uses to determine the remote availability of packages and will make to download all the metadata the next time it is run.
  • dnf clean packages :  removes any cached packages from the system.
  • dnf clean all : does all of the above.
You can mix these commands so you can get the desired effect with the shell tool dnf , see this example:
dnf update --refresh
This will make a update but with this feature: --refresh will set metadata as expired before running the command.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Fedora 28 : Video about development and fix packages.

The fedora 28 distribution is an advanced Linux distribution that includes tools and is supported by the fedora community.
The clear and essential reason for the right development is the learning area.
Here's a great video tutorial about developing fedora packets and that's very useful.

I do not know what it is with this group name the Factory 2.0 devel group , but they are very useful information.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Fedora 28 : The LibreCAD application.

LibreCAD - originally CADuntu is a free Open Source CAD application and today I tested with my Fedora 28.
The content for this application is available under Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike. LibreCAD is a free and open-source and can be downloaded from official webpage.
Let's see the install process of this tool:
[root@desk mythcat]# dnf install librecad.x86_64
Last metadata expiration check: 3:00:39 ago on Fri 11 May 2018 07:51:19 PM EEST.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                  Arch          Version             Repository     Size
 librecad                 x86_64        2.1.0-7.fc28        fedora        2.3 M
Installing dependencies:
 libdxfrw                 x86_64        0.6.3-8.fc28        fedora        438 k
 librecad-fonts           noarch        2.1.0-7.fc28        fedora         11 M
 librecad-langs           noarch        2.1.0-7.fc28        fedora        603 k
 librecad-parts           noarch        2.1.0-7.fc28        fedora        903 k
 librecad-patterns        noarch        2.1.0-7.fc28        fedora        217 k
 shapelib                 x86_64        1.4.1-2.fc28        fedora         80 k

Transaction Summary
Install  7 Packages

Total download size: 15 M
Installed size: 109 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/7): libdxfrw-0.6.3-8.fc28.x86_64.rpm         658 kB/s | 438 kB     00:00    
(2/7): librecad-langs-2.1.0-7.fc28.noarch.rpm   1.4 MB/s | 603 kB     00:00    
(3/7): librecad-2.1.0-7.fc28.x86_64.rpm         1.5 MB/s | 2.3 MB     00:01    
(4/7): librecad-parts-2.1.0-7.fc28.noarch.rpm   1.6 MB/s | 903 kB     00:00    
(5/7): shapelib-1.4.1-2.fc28.x86_64.rpm         1.3 MB/s |  80 kB     00:00    
(6/7): librecad-patterns-2.1.0-7.fc28.noarch.rp 1.3 MB/s | 217 kB     00:00    
(7/7): librecad-fonts-2.1.0-7.fc28.noarch.rpm   3.0 MB/s |  11 MB     00:03    
Total                                           3.5 MB/s |  15 MB     00:04     
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                        1/1 
  Installing       : shapelib-1.4.1-2.fc28.x86_64                           1/7 
  Running scriptlet: shapelib-1.4.1-2.fc28.x86_64                           1/7 
  Installing       : librecad-patterns-2.1.0-7.fc28.noarch                  2/7 
  Installing       : librecad-parts-2.1.0-7.fc28.noarch                     3/7 
  Installing       : librecad-langs-2.1.0-7.fc28.noarch                     4/7 
  Installing       : librecad-fonts-2.1.0-7.fc28.noarch                     5/7 
  Installing       : libdxfrw-0.6.3-8.fc28.x86_64                           6/7 
  Running scriptlet: libdxfrw-0.6.3-8.fc28.x86_64                           6/7 
  Installing       : librecad-2.1.0-7.fc28.x86_64                           7/7 
  Running scriptlet: librecad-2.1.0-7.fc28.x86_64                           7/7 
  Verifying        : librecad-2.1.0-7.fc28.x86_64                           1/7 
  Verifying        : libdxfrw-0.6.3-8.fc28.x86_64                           2/7 
  Verifying        : librecad-fonts-2.1.0-7.fc28.noarch                     3/7 
  Verifying        : librecad-langs-2.1.0-7.fc28.noarch                     4/7 
  Verifying        : librecad-parts-2.1.0-7.fc28.noarch                     5/7 
  Verifying        : librecad-patterns-2.1.0-7.fc28.noarch                  6/7 
  Verifying        : shapelib-1.4.1-2.fc28.x86_64                           7/7 

  librecad.x86_64 2.1.0-7.fc28          libdxfrw.x86_64 0.6.3-8.fc28            
  librecad-fonts.noarch 2.1.0-7.fc28    librecad-langs.noarch 2.1.0-7.fc28      
  librecad-parts.noarch 2.1.0-7.fc28    librecad-patterns.noarch 2.1.0-7.fc28   
  shapelib.x86_64 1.4.1-2.fc28         

I start the application from command shell and this is the output I got.
[mythcat@desk ~]$ librecad 
RS_DEBUG: Critical
RS_DEBUG: Errors
RS_DEBUG: Warnings
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
The application works great I don't know from where come the errors.
You can used to test your skills into the area of
The official manual can be found here.
This is a screenshot from my Fedora 28 distro:

Fedora 28 : The Spin tool for 2D animation.

Spine is 2D skeletal animation tool for your video games.
This tool come with features to building great looking animations.
Spine exports animation data in its own, documented JSON and binary formats.
You can export animated GIFs, PNG or JPEG image sequences and AVI or QuickTime video.
I install the trial version into my Fedora 28 distro easy.
First you need to download it and unarchive from official website.
The next step will start with this command:
[mythcat@desk ~]$ cd SpineTrial/
[mythcat@desk SpineTrial]$ dir
examples  launcher  license.txt  runtimes  scripts
[mythcat@desk SpineTrial]$ sh 
Spine Launcher 3.6.49 Trial
Linux amd64 4.16.6-302.fc28.x86_64
Java 1.7.0_80 Esoteric Software
64-bit Server VM
Downloading: Spine 3.7.16-beta Trial
Update complete.
Spine 3.7.16-beta Trial
Intel Open Source Technology Center
Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ivybridge Desktop 
3.0 Mesa 18.0.2
Resetting hotkeys (new version).
Using customized hotkeys.
May 10, 2018 6:54:08 PM java.util.prefs.FileSystemPreferences checkLockFile0ErrorCode
WARNING: Could not lock System prefs. Unix error code 0.
May 10, 2018 6:54:08 PM java.util.prefs.FileSystemPreferences syncWorld
WARNING: Couldn't flush system prefs: java.util.prefs.BackingStoreException: 
Couldn't get file lock.
May 10, 2018 6:54:38 PM java.util.prefs.FileSystemPreferences checkLockFile0ErrorCode
WARNING: Could not lock System prefs. Unix error code 0.
May 10, 2018 6:54:38 PM java.util.prefs.FileSystemPreferences syncWorld
WARNING: Couldn't flush system prefs: java.util.prefs.BackingStoreException: 
Couldn't get file lock
You can some warnings but the tool works great.
More about graphics and linux design you can find articles on my web site.
Look at these screenshots with Spine tool: