F14 to Blag 140k
So, here it is, you want to get Blag 140k. Nice! But you already have F14 installed and you don't want to remove it. So why not migrating from Sedora to Blag?
Step 1 : repositories
Download release packer
Clean the system
Some packets may interfere with blag-release packets, so before installing it, we need to perform a little bit of cleanup
# rpm -e --nodeps fedora-release # rpm -e --nodeps freed-ora-release
What did we do? We've removed fedora and freed-ora repositories. Blag uses its own copies of those 2 repos
# yum localinstall --nogpgcheck blag-release-140000*
Update repository files
Basically, a lot of repo files use the $releasever variable. Or, Blag and Fedora version numbers don't correspond. We need to update those files in order not to break those repos
# sed -i 's/\$releasever/14/g' /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo
Don't forget to activate the key of new repositories :
blag140k-blag/gpgkey | 3.4 kB 00:00 ... Importing GPG key 0x4647832F: Userid : Koko the crazy koala <firstname.lastname@example.org> Package: blag-release-140000-2.blag140K.noarch (installed) From : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-blag Est-ce correct [o/N] : o
Step 2 : Free your system
Blag is a 100% free linux distro, why using it with non free softwares?
A good way to free your system is to install freed-ora-freedom, which will refuse to install unless you have removed all non-free software from your system.
# yum install freed-ora-freedom
Then, the kernel.
# yum install kernel-libre # yum remove kernel # update-grub
Most of the work is done, we now only need to replace firefox by icecat.
# yum remove firefox # yum install icecat $ mkdir ~/.gnuzilla $ cp -R ~/.mozilla/* ~/.gnuzilla/
All right! but... it still looks like... Fedora. Why not blagging it a bit?
Step 4 : Blagify your system to make Blagnifiscient
This one is fairly easy
First, seek and destroy all packets containing fedora into their names
# rpm -e --nodeps *fedora*
Then, replace them with the corresponding blag package
# yum install blag-bookmarks blag-logos blag-gnome-theme blag-backgrounds-basic really-little-guys
That's it, you can now configure it System/Preferences/Appearance!
To get the good wallpaper in GDM :
# gconftool-2 --direct --config-source=xml::/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename \ --type=string "/usr/share/backgrounds/images/purplecityscape.jpg"
Step 5 : check everything is OK
$ cat /etc/system-release /etc/system-release-cpe /etc/redhat-release BLAG release 140000 (spartakus) cpe://o:blag:blag:140000 BLAG release 140000 (spartakus)
Ok, you're running Blag! Let's check the kernel now
$ uname -a Linux vegtux.tuxpanic 22.214.171.124-libre.83.fc14.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Feb 7 18:58:14 EST 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Great, your kernel is free! everything seems all right!
Step 5 : Update your system
# yum update