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Fedora Scientific Vagrant boxes are here!

Fedora Scientific brings together the most useful open source scientific and numerical tools atop the goodness of the KDE desktop environment. From the beginning, our focus has been to provide scientists, engineers and programmers in numerical/scientific computing a Linux distribution which has most of the tools that they would …

Building Fedora Vagrant boxes for VirtualBox using Packer

In a previous post, I shared that we are going to have Fedora Scientific Vagrant boxes with the upcoming Fedora 29 release. Few weeks back, I wanted to try out a more recent build to script some of the testing I do on Fedora Scientific boxes to make sure that …

Pre-release Fedora Scientific Vagrant Boxes

I am very excited to share that sometime back the Fedora project gave the go ahead on my idea of making Fedora Scientific available as Vagrant boxes starting with Fedora 29. This basically means (I think) that using Fedora Scientific in a virtual machine is even easier. Instead of downloading …

Fedora Scientific 28 is here!

Fedora 28 is out and I am happy to share that after a few releases of no Fedora Scientific, we are back. Thanks to all your emails and enquiring about whether Fedora Scientific is dead.

Fedora Scientific 28 Download

Go Download it now!

The Fedora Scientific Guide has been updated a bit as well …

Fedora Scientific 28 Beta

Fedora 28 beta was announced recently and I am happy to say Fedora Scientific is back.

One note though, the following applications/libraries are not part of the release:

  • networkx
  • scilab
  • sagemath
  • rkward

You can install them on your installation using:

$ sudo dnf install python*-networkx scilab sagemath rkward

The …

Setting up OpenVPN client with systemd template unit files

First, I installed openvpn:

$ sudo dnf  -y install openvpn

Then, I used the following systemd unit file from here to create a systemd service for creating a new VPN connection on Fedora 27:

$ cat /etc/systemd/system/openvpn@.service 

Description=OpenVPN service for %I
After=syslog.target network-online.target …

Did your Fedora live cd build fail?

Update: Changed the Koji URL to reflect the change to livemedia

As the Fedora Scientific maintainer, I have to make sure I look into whether the nightly build is failing so that I can look into the why. So far I have been doing that by going to the koji …

Standalone open source puppet setup on Fedora

My goal in this post is to show how to setup puppet in standalone mode on a Fedora 23 system. This setup will allow writing puppet modules and then you can apply them on your local system and check manually and via serverspec tests that they are doing what you …

Fedora 22 Scientific

Fedora 22 was released recently which also means we have a new Fedora Scientific release. Fedora Scientific is now part of Fedora labs.

Featured Applications Image

As you can see, the new home for Fedora Scientific looks amazing. The "Featured Applications" section features the most important and useful tools in Fedora Scientific. I …

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