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Old 5th May 2006, 02:04 AM
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Thanks for explaining your reasoning. The unofficial FAQ is a great resource. Thanks for producing and maintaining it.
Hey Tim. You're welcome! :-)

I'm always happy to help.

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Old 8th May 2006, 12:18 AM
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Hey Tim. You're welcome! :-)

I'm always happy to help.

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I agree with Tim!
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Old 8th May 2006, 12:47 AM
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1 thing that still bugs me is to contact them you got to "You can email me any contributions that you have..." The Email takes you to http://www.fedorafaq.org/contribute/#contact So Now when you get to the Contact page there is no where to contact them. Lets just click between pages for a few hours... If you want to be contacted A Simple mail form will do.

The Page http://www.fedorafaq.org/basics/#terminal needs to be changed
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To open a terminal in a graphical environment:

1. Open up your menu. This is either the "red hat" in the tray (at the top or bottom of the screen), or a little "foot," or possibly a little penguin.
2. Under System Tools, click on Terminal.

NOTE: You can also open a terminal by right-clicking on the Desktop and choosing "Open Terminal."
This is incorrect in FC5 as the option to R-click the desktop is gone.
If you use FC5 and you want this functionally.. you need to install the nautilus-open-terminal rpm

Code:
 yum install nautilus-open-terminal

Here are some files you can use for a mail form

mailform.html for the user to type their message
called mailform.php to send it.

mailform.php
PHP Code:
<html>
<head>
</head>

<?php

// your email address A email address you want the form to send the messages to.

$mailto "SomeEmail@SomeDomain";

// field validation  Don't want empty emails
if (empty($_POST['email']) || empty($_POST['comments']) || empty($_POST['name'])){
  print (
"All fields are required! Please Click the Back button.");
}

else {
     
     
//new stuff :)
     
$email $_POST['email'];
     
$name $_POST['name'];
     
$comments $_POST['comments'];
     
//  enter a subject  that you want then set a rule in your e-mail client to filter
     // these messages. 
     
$subject "Type your Subject you want ";
     
//end new stuff, you can use you own variables now
     
     // email validation
     
if(!eregi('^([._a-z0-9-]+[._a-z0-9-]*)@(([a-z0-9-]+\.)*([a-z0-9-]+)(\.[a-z]{2,3})?)$'$email)) {
       print (
"Your email address does not appear to be valid. Please go back and try again.");
       exit;
     }
     
     
// send email
     
     
$headers  'MIME-Version: 1.0' "\r\n";
     
// $headers .= 'Content-type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1' . "\r\n";
     
$headers .= 'From: ' $name '<' $email '>' "\r\n";

     
// Check to make sure everthing is tidy
     
     
$mailOk mail($mailto$subject$comments$headers );

     if(!
mailOk){

       print(
$mailto $subject $comments $headers);

       die(
"Message not Sent");
     }
     else 
    {
       print (
"Thank you $name, your email has been sent.");
      
 
    }
    }
  
?>
<body onLoad="setTimeout(window.close, 5000)">
</body>
</html>
mailform.html
Code:
<html>

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="./favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
<head>
<title>Send a Message or Contribution </title>
</head>
<body>
<form action="mailform.php" method="post">
&nbsp;Your Name: <input type="text"
name="name"><br>
&nbsp;Your E-mail:<input type="text" name="email" size="25"><br/>

&nbsp;Comments: 
&nbsp; <textarea cols="35" rows="10" name="comments">
</textarea>
<br/>
<br/>
<input type="submit" value="Send It"> <input type="reset" value=
"Clear Fields">
</form>
</body>
</html>
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Old 8th May 2006, 03:43 AM
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I agree with Tim!
Thank you! :-)

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Old 8th May 2006, 03:46 AM
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1 thing that still bugs me is to contact them you got to "You can email me any contributions that you have..." The Email takes you to http://www.fedorafaq.org/contribute/#contact So Now when you get to the Contact page there is no where to contact them.
Hrm. The contact instructions are there, though...

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The Page http://www.fedorafaq.org/basics/#terminal needs to be changed
Yep, you're right! :-) Fixed it.

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Here are some files you can use for a mail form.
Thanks! I might use those.

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Old 9th May 2006, 03:23 AM
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The Page http://www.fedorafaq.org/basics/#terminal needs to be changed

This is incorrect in FC5 as the option to R-click the desktop is gone.
If you use FC5 and you want this functionally.. you need to install the nautilus-open-terminal rpm

Code:
 yum install nautilus-open-terminal
Actually I just did 3 fresh clean installs of FC 5 on 3 different types of systems (Intel Server, AMD Desktop, Intel Laptop) and at least in the KDE 3.5 that came with the base install I have <right><click> functionality on the desktop. I get a nice little menu and right at the top is "Konsole...".

Wayne
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Old 9th May 2006, 03:37 AM
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If you notice it is for the Gnome Desktop e.g. Nautilus... is the file browser for Gnome
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Old 9th May 2006, 03:42 AM
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If you notice it is for the Gnome Desktop e.g. Nautilus... is the file browser for Gnome
Hehe, whoops! Showing my true n00b colors! What's the saying, it's better to sit quietly and appear ignorant than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!

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Old 9th May 2006, 03:45 AM
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lol its ok !
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Old 13th May 2006, 03:41 PM
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I recently switched to FC5 and used a lot of stuff from that FAQ. It's fairly straight forward and it actually works!

I have a couple questions though/possibly you could add to that FAQ:

1. How do I build my own RPM? I'd like to install bittornado, and apparent's its bad to install from source

2. How compatible are rpm packages across different plateforms? Pbone search has tons of packages for other plateforms like SuSE and Mandrake, I was wondering if I could use those or no?

3. When I type "yum install rpm-build" it says there's no package.
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Old 13th May 2006, 11:05 PM
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yum install fedora-rpmdevtools
then run fedora-buildrpmtree to builld the tree in your home folder
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Old 14th May 2006, 08:31 PM
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I recently switched to FC5 and used a lot of stuff from that FAQ. It's fairly straight forward and it actually works!
Great, thanks! :-)

Quote:
1. How do I build my own RPM? I'd like to install bittornado, and apparent's its bad to install from source
I go over that a *little* bit in the InsiderFAQ.

Quote:
2. How compatible are rpm packages across different plateforms? Pbone search has tons of packages for other plateforms like SuSE and Mandrake, I was wondering if I could use those or no?
Yeah, only use Red Hat or Fedora packages on Fedora.

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3. When I type "yum install rpm-build" it says there's no package.
No idea. It works fine for me.

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