Archive for October, 2016

varnish-5.0, varnish-modules-0.9.2 and hitch-1.4.1, packages for Fedora and EPEL

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The Varnish Cache project recently released varnish-5.0, and Varnish Software released hitch-1.4.1. I have wrapped packages for Fedora and EPEL.

varnish-5.0 has configuration changes, so the updated package has been pushed to rawhide, but will not replace the ones currently in EPEL nor in Fedora stable. Those who need varnish-5.0 for EPEL may use my COPR repos at https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/ingvar/varnish50/. They include the varnish-5.0 and matching varnish-modules packages, and are compatible with EPEL 5, 6, and 7.

hitch-1.4.1 is configure file compatible with earlier releases, so packages for Fedora and EPEL are available in their respective repos, or will be once they trickle down to stable.

As always, feedback is warmly welcome. Please report via Red Hat’s Bugzilla or, while the packages are cooking in testing, Fedora’s Package Update System.

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Len Deighton: Høyt spill i Berlin

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Tidlig 80-tall, og kald krig. Den øst-tyske agenten Brahms 4 føler nettet snøre seg sammen, og vil gjerne hoppe av sammen med kona. Brahms 4 har vært en verdifull agent for vestlig etterretning, men kontaktene hans blir nervøse, og det sitter langt inne å hente ham ut. Bernard Samson, ansatt i de britiske hemmelige tjenester SIS, for øvrig bokas hovedperson, og tidligere nær venn av Brahms 4, innser at han må returnere til aktiv tjeneste i Berlin hvis han vil få ham ut. Men Samson forstår at det er en muldvarp i systemet, med tette forbindelser til KGB. Dessuten må han pleie forholdet til kona som han mistenker har et forhold til en kollega, og passe på sin egen karriere.

Klassisk britisk spionkrim, litt opp i gata til f.eks John le Carré, men kanskje hakket mer hardkokt. Anbefales!