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Reddit: [HELP] [Fedora 24]: I'm getting "ImportError: /lib64/libelf.so.1: file too short" when I try to use any dnf command.

Friday 9th of September 2016 05:54:28 AM

I was updating my Fedora 24 laptop using dnf update. I forgot that my laptop wasn't plugged and it shut down when it lost power. The update wasn't finished yet when it shutdown.

When I turned on my laptop again and tried to resume the update using dnf update, i get these errors:

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/dnf", line 57, in <module> from dnf.cli import main File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/__init__.py", line 31, in <module> import dnf.base File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/base.py", line 30, in <module> from dnf.yum import history File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/yum/history.py", line 22, in <module> import hawkey File "/usr/lib64/python3.5/site-packages/hawkey/__init__.py", line 24, in <module> from . import _hawkey ImportError: /lib64/libelf.so.1: file too short

Now, I can't dnf install, search, or update. I can't even use dnf --help. How do I fix this?

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LXer: Which compression tool works the best? zip, gzip or bzip2

Friday 9th of September 2016 05:51:13 AM
I have rewritten some of the compression based articles on about.com including those for zip, gzip and bzip2. I decided to test out which worked the best and here are the results.

LXer: Keeping DOS alive and kicking with open source

Friday 9th of September 2016 04:48:19 AM
DOS: the Disk Operating System. For many of us whose computer coming-of-age story spanned across the 80s and 90s, we remember it, fondly or not, as the gateway into our computers. But somewhere along the way, DOS gave way to graphical environments, and some of us opted to move to open source alternatives.read more

LXer: Christine Hall: FOSS Force’s Grandmama Frump

Friday 9th of September 2016 03:45:25 AM
All we can say is watch this interview with Christine Hall and you’ll know what we have to put up with on a daily basis — equipment that’s not quite up to par and a boss who’s a refugee from The Addams Family.

LXer: Setting up the Raspberry Pi just got a lot easier, thanks to PiBakery

Friday 9th of September 2016 02:42:31 AM
A new tool makes it simple to set up the Pi from a laptop, whether for first use or when you're away from home.

Phoronix: Mesa & AMDGPU-PRO Appear To Run Fine With Rocket League On Linux

Friday 9th of September 2016 02:00:56 AM
With many Linux gamers having looked forward to the Linux release of Rocket League, I tested out the Linux port of the game when using Mesa RadeonSI Gallium3D as well as the AMDGPU-PRO blob...

LXer: Running WordPress on Kubernetes

Friday 9th of September 2016 01:39:37 AM
I recently started to check out Kubernetes and wanted to share with everyone how I got WordPress running on it as a three-tier application.

Phoronix: Trying Out Eight BSDs On A Modern PC: Some Are Smooth, Others Troublesome

Friday 9th of September 2016 01:35:32 AM
Following the seven-way Linux distribution benchmark comparison published earlier this week, on the same system I set out to test a variety of BSD distributions on the same system and ultimately benchmark their out-of-the-box performance too. Those performance benchmark results will be published later this week while today were a few remarks I wanted to share when trying out TrueOS, DragonFlyBSD, GhostBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, MidnightBSD, and PacBSD (Arch BSD) on this modern Intel Xeon system.

LXer: How to setup a SVN server on CentOS

Friday 9th of September 2016 12:36:43 AM
This tutorial explains how to setup and use an SVN repository server on centOS. Before I start, let me explain what actually SVN represents and what it is used for. SVN is actually an abbreviation of SubVersion which had been created by the Apache software developer. It enables you to create and maintain your own repository and gives fine-grained access rights to a dedicated user.

Linux.com: Node.js Weekend - London

Friday 9th of September 2016 12:20:06 AM

Bloomberg is hosting a gathering of developers, students, and others from around the Node.js community to spend a weekend learning how to work on Node.js and other projects in the Node ecosystem. This event is intended to help new community members get started learning how to contribute, how to work on the code, and get their first patches written and submitted.

Event Title: Node.js Weekend - London9 SepLearn more

Linux.com: Node.js Weekend - New York

Friday 9th of September 2016 12:16:28 AM

Bloomberg is hosting a gathering of developers, students, and others from around the Node.js community to spend a weekend learning how to work on Node.js and other projects in the Node ecosystem. This event is intended to help new community members get started learning how to contribute, how to work on the code, and get their first patches written and submitted.

Event Title: Node.js Weekend - New York9 SepLearn more

TuxMachines: Kdenlive 16.08.1 Open-Source Video Editor Out with UI Changes, Improved Workflow

Friday 9th of September 2016 12:15:00 AM

Just a few moments ago, the development team behind the open-source Kdenlive video editor software for GNU/Linux operating systems proudly announced the release of Kdenlive 16.08.1.

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TuxMachines: Arch Linux 2016.09.03 Ships with Kernel 4.7.2, Available to Download Now

Friday 9th of September 2016 12:13:48 AM

Believe it or not, we completely forgot to write our usual story about the updated installation medium (a.k.a. ISO image) for the month of September 2016 of the famous Arch Linux operating system.

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Phoronix: Rocket League Finally Released For Linux

Thursday 8th of September 2016 11:50:21 PM
A game that many Linux gamers have been waiting months to see has finally been released on Steam for Linux: Rocket League...

LXer: Build a Pi media centre

Thursday 8th of September 2016 11:33:49 PM
Make your Raspberry Pi the centrepiece of your home entertainment system

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Android Leftovers

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