Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Cast Away

What an aweful film. Man gets shipwrecked, man gets rescued. The end. Yes, I know there is some sub-story in there about his true love, and moral issues round why he can't have her in the end, but it's not exactly thought provoking.

An absolute waste of 2 hours of my life. Sorry. Don't get me started on talking to a ball.

[2000 staring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt]

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

High Fidelity

Hmmm, this is a strange one. I don't think I would recommend it, but it's better than nothing. Nice dialog at the start about music:

"What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands, of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or, was I miserable because I listened to pop music? -Rob Gordon (High Fidelity)

Different kind of film, but just didn't do enough for me.

[High Fidelity (2000) Stephen Frears, John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack, Tim Robbins, Chris Rehmann ]

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

redhat rpm upgrade

Upgrading redhat 6.2 to 9.2 I hit the problem of rpm 3->4
upgrade. I got failed dependancies on trying to upgrade,
some said version was too high, some said too low.
There was a database upgrade from db1 to db3, which
seems to have caused the problem with the upgrade.

After performing the rpm upgrade the upgrade function on the CD
should word to upgrade from 6.2 -> 7/8/9

The following instructions should work for the upgrade:

##get the files...
get rpm*
get db3-*
get popt-1.6.2-6x.i386.rpm

#exit ftp

##rebuild the database, to ensure sanity before we start
rpm --rebuilddb
rpm -Uvh db3-*
rpm -Uvh popt*
rpm -Uvh rpm*
##check reported version - should read 4.0.2
rpm --version
##now rebuild the database - this is where it changes from db1->db3
rpm --rebuilddb

Files and versions which I picked up:

-rw-r--r-- 1 simonmcc ntms 1073382 Nov 4 15:23 db3-3.1.17-4.6x.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 simonmcc ntms 5368423 Nov 4 15:23 db3-devel-3.1.17-4.6x.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 simonmcc ntms 749569 Nov 4 15:23 db3-utils-3.1.17-4.6x.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 simonmcc ntms 55222 Nov 4 15:23 popt-1.6.2-6x.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 simonmcc ntms 1283762 Nov 4 15:23 rpm-4.0.2-6x.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 simonmcc ntms 63876 Nov 4 15:23 rpm-build-4.0.2-6x.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 simonmcc ntms 313646 Nov 4 15:23 rpm-devel-4.0.2-6x.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 simonmcc ntms 32303 Nov 4 15:23 rpm-python-4.0.2-6x.i386.rpm