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Ansible is a simple IT automation platform written in python that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy. It has become quite popular over the past few years but you may hit some trouble when trying to run Ansible on Fedora 23.

Fedora 23 is now using Python 3 as the default python version that gets installed, but Ansible still requires Python 2. Because Ansible still assumes Python 2 by default, errors similar to the following may be returned when trying to use Ansible on Fedora 23:

failed: [f23] => {"failed": true, "parsed": false}
/bin/sh: /usr/bin/python: No such file or directory

Fortunately, there are a few steps you can add to your playbooks in order to fully workaround this problem. You can either choose to apply them in a single play or in multiple plays as shown below. Continue reading.

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  1. I was first impressed with the glitter of Gnome, until, because of a second user on my pc, who preferred KDE, I did a group install of KDE. I also added some workbenches for C and C++ and QT and now, the All section of the menu exceeded 200 icons. If I add a few games that side will be up to 250 icons in a short while.

    The frequent side is just that, it collects things you looked at, and lets this screen get full. After that, it bumps the older items. Here too, because you look at something to determine what it is, it gets added to the frequent side of the display. Frequent is the wrong name, it should be titled recent.

    The interface has some redeeming features. Grab an open window and slide it against a margin. It will fill to half screen width, allowing another window on the other margin.

    In the applications, to setup parameters, you have a panel at the top of the screen. If you see the mini-icon representing your application, right click on it and it will open with options to set preferences.
    I for example, added Immediate Delete option to nautilus.

    I use dropbox, and that installed just fine.

    Eventually, a downloadable miniprogram to search for tweaks should be included. Otherwise, the GUI interface is hoo-humm.

    Fedora itself has some wonderful enhancements, well worth making it your distribution of preference. I am certain that much more about these features will be written about soon

  2. Cinnamon’s also available from the DVD/netinst installer – there’s just no live version of it.

    We could have mentioned the massively refined anaconda, the new initial-setup and gnome-initial-setup, the new MATE live spin and various of the GNOME 3.8 features as ‘end user features’ for Fedora 19; perhaps we should have, to make it sound more exciting 🙂 So yeah, remember those.

    1. Hey, man, this wasn’t really a review. Just some scree shots.

      In any case, Anaconda looks good, but I’m begging for the simplicity of the old Anaconda’s partitioning methods. On GNOME 3.8, yes, it totally rocks! In my book, it has KDE beat in a lot of places. It definitely feels more integrated than KDE. But I’ll save the details for when the final ISO images hits the download mirrors.

      Until then, I’ve got to start shopping for a cheap 3D printer 😉

      1. What did you find simpler with the old anaconda? Are you talking about the screen which offered five or six sort of partitioning ‘actions’ – iirc, ‘nuke everything’, ‘nuke existing linux partitions’, ‘use empty space’, ‘shrink an existing partition’?

        1. Yep. Those options made automatic partitioning a breeze. With the new one, if I want to blow everything that’s on my HDD, I have to go thru steps that are not necessary.

          I’m not pinning for the old software, just the simplicity of automatic disk partitioning that it brought to the table.

        2. I’ve installed Fedora 18 three times (on different machines) and I really have to say that, after a bit of experience, the new installer works well and it’s not so difficult to use! 🙂

  3. ‘Because of a disagreement between the KDE team and the ROSA Lab team, a few of the best contributions from the latter will probably never make it to the mainline KDE desktop’?
    Do you have more info about this? thanks.

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