Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Upgrade to Fedora 29

Fedora 29 was released today!  I found instructions on upgrading 27->28, so giving that a try for a 28->29 upgrade.

For the impatient, here are the commands:

  1. sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
  2. sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade
  3. sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=29
  4. sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

For the more cautious, see the original post in Fedora Magazine: "Upgrading Fedora 27 to Fedora 28" The instructions abpve are the same, with a minor version change.

    Full disclosure: I'm a Red Hat associate, but not working in the Fedora space and my upgrade is currently 4585 out of 4597 packages complete. Call me an optimist!

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    IBM to acquire Red Hat

    Fellow Red Hatters! As a survivor of the DEC acquisition by Compaq and then Compaq by HP, I offer these words of advice on this surprising and stressful day where Red Hat is being acquired by IBM.

    While Red Hat is a great place to work, great colleagues, we make contributions to OSS and beyond, we are more than where we work. Take a look at other parts of your life. 

    Try not to obsess on the news. Nothing will happen at Red Hat in the short term. 

    Change is the only constant, learn to make the best of it. 

    Don't rage quit. 

    Make no mistake IBM bought us and are in the driver's seat. 

    If it ever gets unacceptable being here, headhunters will be on the lookout for talent and we'll find other places to make a difference. 

    Take a minute to vent, breathe and then get back to our customers.