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One of the things that immediately frustrated me when I went to install my MCU was the slightly obscure fact that RHEL 6 requires quite a few dependencies. We don't make this very obvious in our documentation, and if you do happen to notice, the link we give you brings you to this technote, "Lis
Now the technote is accurate in what it lists. My problem is that it's not set up to just copy and paste. Moreover, why on earth do we require manually installing this stuff? Why can't we release an RPM that does this automatically?
If you just want to install the dependencies, and get on with your life, here's a single command you can copy and paste (remember to be root, and that this is for Red Hat 6.X only!):
yum install dialog glibc-devel glibc-devel.i686 glibc-common zlib-devel.i686 zlib-devel libgcc.i686 libgcc libs
Now instead of being content with that on my environment, what I decided to do was make a dummy package, that would handle the dependencies for me, as well as ensure that httpd was NOT installed (since that prevents the MCU install from proceeding). If you have plans to install a large number of MCUs, this may make sense to replicate. I know practically nothing about package management, but there is a nifty tool called FPM (effing package management) that is super simple to use. (For details on FPM, see http
What you need is the latest MCU from Fix Central (htt
Steps (perform these on a Red Hat 6.X box):
1) Install FPM
yum install ruby-devel gcc
gem install fpm
2) Use FPM to build the dummy MCU package. Note that specifying 32 bit versions of dependencies ("-d") requires a different syntax than yum.
fpm -s dir -t rpm -n wallaceMCU -d dialog -d glibc-devel -d 'gli
Explanation of options:
-d : dependency
-s : source for the rpm is a directory
-t : target is an rpm file
-n : name of the resulting file
The end result is an rpm file named "wallaceMCU.rpm". You can install this on your MCU server by copying it over and running "yum install wallaceMCU.rpm". That action will install all dependencies, make sure Apache (httpd) is not installed, and will extract the MCU code itself into "/So
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I ran across an issue today in which MP4 videos like this one won't play in Firefox when previewed in Files. The issue has a long and somewhat complicated history, but here is the TL;DR version:
For the second point, the desktop Windows variants seem to have the decoders installed out of the box. The server variants require installing the Desktop Experience feature. An additional update is required for 2008 R2.
As a bonus, I found the following web tools invaluable for helping to diagnose this issue:
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Quite a few customers have asked about how to change the Theme that is used in an IBM Connections 5.0 blog, so I made this video demo.
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