How To Install Ailurus On Fedora

For those who have not yet heard about ailurus:

\"\"What is Ailurus?

Ailurus is cross-Linux-distribution GPL software, which aims at making Linux easier to use, for newcomers.

\"\"What does Ailurus hope to do?

Ailurus hopes to reduce the difficulty which newcomers encounter when they are using Linux.

Ailurus hopes to promote popular open-source software.

Ailurus hopes to promote open-source software which is elegant but has not entered official repository.

\"\"What can Ailurus do?

Ailurus can …

  • display Linux skills
  • install popular software
  • change GNOME settings
  • display hardware information
  • enable some third party repositories#
  • clean apt/yum cache#
  • backup and recover apt/yum status#

the features marked with \”#\” support Ubuntu/Fedora only

You can go here to get more details. Now here is a link to installing it on Fedora. For those of you who don\’t need to know how to install a package, you should still visit the link to get details on how to install the ailurus plugin to allow installing non free softwares on Fedora 🙂

http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-ailurus-10.05-on-fedora

If you would not want to keep checking for the updates then you can add the ailurus repo and enable it so that as soon as  a new version is available, it is updated when you run your regular updates.

Here is what is required :

[ailurus]
name=Ailurus Experimental Release
baseurl=http://homerxing.fedorapeople.org/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

Put this in a repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d and you are done….

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Startup animation and theme for Fedora 12 onwards.

Since the release of Fedora 12, fedora is using plymouth. Plymouth kicks in just after grub and before the Xserver starts.

Description:

Plymouth provides an attractive graphical boot animation in
place of the text messages that normally get shown.  Text
messages are instead redirected to a log file for viewing
after boot.

Plymouth does support themes and there are couple of plymouth themes already in the repos:

plymouth-theme-spinfinity-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686
plymouth-system-theme-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686
plymouth-theme-charge-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686
plymouth-theme-fade-in-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686
plymouth-theme-solar-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686

To use one of these you need to do the following and see the effects after a reboot:

sudo /usr/sbin/plymouth-set-default-theme <theme name>
sudo /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd

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Get list of git repositories from command line.

Earlier I had posted a small blog on teamgit. The problem still is that you have to manually go to the git.kernel.org page and get the list of the repo\’s that you can download. How about a command line to get the same. Here\’s one:

wget -O – http://git.kernel.org |grep \”class=.list.\” |grep -v title|awk -F\’>\’ \'{print $3}\’|sed \’s/<\\/a//\’

Output will be like this:

linux/kernel/git/ghaskins/linux-2.6-hacks.git
linux/kernel/git/ghaskins/preempt-test.git
linux/kernel/git/ghaskins/schedtop.git
linux/kernel/git/glommer/linux-2.6-x86-pvops.git
linux/kernel/git/gregkh/bti.git
linux/kernel/git/gregkh/ddk.git
linux/kernel/git/gregkh/driver-core-2.6.git
linux/kernel/git/gregkh/lkn.git
linux/kernel/git/gregkh/patches.git
linux/kernel/git/gregkh/tty-2.6.git
linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usb-2.6.git
linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usbutils.git
linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usbview.git
linux/kernel/git/gud/chunkfs-tools.git
linux/kernel/git/gud/chunkfs.git
linux/kernel/git/gud/fuse-chunkfs.git

linux/kernel/git/ghaskins/linux-2.6-hacks.git

linux/kernel/git/ghaskins/preempt-test.git

linux/kernel/git/ghaskins/schedtop.git

linux/kernel/git/glommer/linux-2.6-x86-pvops.git

linux/kernel/git/gregkh/bti.git

linux/kernel/git/gregkh/ddk.git

linux/kernel/git/gregkh/driver-core-2.6.git

linux/kernel/git/gregkh/lkn.git

linux/kernel/git/gregkh/patches.git

linux/kernel/git/gregkh/tty-2.6.git

linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usb-2.6.git

linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usbutils.git

linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usbview.git

linux/kernel/git/gud/chunkfs-tools.git

linux/kernel/git/gud/chunkfs.git

linux/kernel/git/gud/fuse-chunkfs.git