Posts published by: mrunge

Fedora packaging workshop

On 17th and 18th this month, we'll have a local Linux conference here. As part of this, I'll give a short introductory workshop on packaging. The following series of posts helps me, to sort things for me and to provide a short reference for others and myself as well.

Prerequisites …

Truncating log files

Depending on your settings, OpenStack Dashboard produces lots of log output. Fortunately there is already a tool in place, which cleans them up for you. Looking at /var/log/httpd/ you'll probably notice files like access_log-(date).gz. They were generated by logrotate by compressing existent logs.

To use the …

How to use Django-1.5 via parallel installable python-django15

Last week, the package python-django15 was approved. It's a Django package to be installed in parallel to e.g python-django. Once you installed it, you can not use it directly.

For example for python-django-horizon aka. OpenStack Dashboard I'd change the django.wsgi from github to

import logging
import os
import …

A stable and custom theme for Horizon

During the OpenStack Icehouse development cycle, we gained in Horizon the ability to use additional python packages by simply dropping in a file in the openstack_dashboard/enabled dir.

In the rest of the article, I'll propose a method to customize the look and feel, without breaking during package updates. It …

Using pelican for serving this blog

For my own blog, I recently deprecated wordpress, in favor of using pelican. The package was recently added to Fedora. It's quite simple and does not require php, mysql, and a memcached running on a webserver.

In the past, the number of attempts to get into this host increased significantly …

OpenStack Summit Hong Kong

From my very personal view on the past OpenStack summit in Hong Kong, it has been a good and productive summit. Luckily, both of my sessions were accepted:

Separate OpenStack Dashboard and Horizon

The first session was about how to separate Horizon and OpenStack Dashboard. It is very little known …

OpenStack testing session @FLOCK

As you might heard, we at Fedora had FUDCons (Fedora Users and Developers conference), which is now replaced by a conference named Flock. The first one will be held in Charleston, South Carolina between Aug. 9th and 12th. 2013. Coming there is a unique chance this year, to meet many …