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Saturday, April 10th, 2004

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RedHat RPM System
I'm working with a new dedicated server that I am renting, it is running RedHat Linux 9. I'm used to Slackware 9.1 and compiling everything from source...

Using the RPM system, is there a way to generate a listing of all the RPM's on the system? Furthermore, I've installed Apache from source creating two Apache installs (one from the original RPM, one from the source install). If I uninstall the Apache RPM, will my source install remain untouched?

Also, is compiling programs from source a good idea on a RedHat system? Or should I try to use RPM's? Or does it even matter?
window snap-to-grid/edges in gnome 2.4
in kde, when you move a window close to the edge of the screen, or up against the dock/taskbar, it snaps to it instead of going past it or overlapping... i'd like to do this in gnome...

does anyone know how? it'd also be nice to get a shadow around the borders of each window (like this), like in mac os x, but it looks like that's coming with gnome 2.6, which i'd also like to use... but i'll wait.

Path problems
Hi. I'm trying to add /usr/local/bin to root's $PATH. How do I do that? I have tried:
  • adding it to ~/.profile:
    ~> whoami;  ( cat .profile  | grep -i path )
    export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH
  • adding it to /etc/login.defs (which I found by grepping around a bit):
    /etc> cat ./login.defs | grep -i path
    # The default PATH settings.
    ENV_PATH                /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin
    # The default PATH settings for root:
    ENV_ROOTPATH            /usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
but neither seems to have worked:
~> whoami ; echo $PATH
(and yes, I have rebooted after making the above changes). What else can I do?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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