procinfo and procinfo-ng : Get system information from /proc.

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Install procinfo or procinfo-ng. The procinfo contains three programs :

/usr/bin/lsdev
/usr/bin/procinfo
/usr/bin/socklist

and procinfo-ng contains ::

/usr/bin/procinfo-ng

The description for both of them is similar ::

Name        : procinfo-ng
Version     : 2.0.304
Release     : 5.fc17
Architecture: i686
Install Date: Tue 24 Jul 2012 05:45:10 PM IST
Group       : Applications/System
Size        : 140366
License     : GPLv2 and LGPLv2
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Mon 12 Mar 2012 09:56:55 PM IST, Key ID 50e94c991aca3465
Source RPM  : procinfo-ng-2.0.304-5.fc17.src.rpm
Build Date  : Wed 29 Feb 2012 02:30:54 AM IST
Build Host  : x86-06.phx2.fedoraproject.org
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager    : Fedora Project
Vendor      : Fedora Project
URL         : http://sourceforge.net/projects/procinfo-ng/
Summary     : Console-based system monitoring utility
Description :
Procinfo-NG is a complete rewrite of the old system monitoring application
procinfo.  The goal is to make more readable (and reusable) code and to
restore broken functionality.

So, just install these with ::

sudo yum install procinfo procinfo-ng
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Upgrade to Fedora 17 from 16.

As usual time in couple of days to upgrade to Fedora 17. Release schedule is for 05/22 and so its just around the corner. So, if you are looking at upgrading using yum, then make sure that you visit this page.

There are some changes in latest version that will not allow you to upgrade without executing few commands manually and that page lists them. And if you are too brave and just want the steps and the command then here it is:

# sudo yum update dracut
# dracut --force --add convertfs
Change the following kernel commandline parameter directly in the bootloader menu, which is sh:own during bootup, or edit the line in /etc/grub*.cfg to remove ro and rhgb and append rw rd.in:fo rd.convertfs enforcing=0
# revert after reboot.
# dmesg | grep dracut
# yum --releasever=17 update rpm
# rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__*
# rpm --rebuilddb
# yum --releasever=17 --disableplugin=presto --skip-broken distro-sync
# fixfiles onboot
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Tora installation on Fedora 16 with rpm

TOra
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Last article I talked about tora installation from the sources, but if that is too much for you then you can use this one liner:

rpm -ivh "http://amit-agarwal.co.in/mystuff/tora-2.1.3-1.fc16.i686.rpm"

But if you like the hard way out, then you can always try this.

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