Solved: yum says TypeError: coercing to Unicode: need string or buffer, list found

You to run a simple yum update and yum gives you a traceback full of python info. Huh?

up2dateErrors.py212__init__TypeError coercing to Unicode need string or buffer, list found

Renewing SAS for Linux at the Command line

sudo /usr/local/SAS/SASFoundation/9.3/sassetup

That gives you this:

Welcome to SAS Setup, the program used to renew your SAS software.

Solved: internal error boot orders have to be contiguous and starting from 1

I exported a VM from RHEV 3.0 to an export domain. Then I imported the VM into RHEV 3.1.

I was surprised that the VM would not start. Instead, I got this message:

Exit message: internal error boot orders have to be contiguous and starting from 1

Upon further inspection, the boot order information was completely missing from the imported KVM definition:

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Using a Proxy to Access EPEL from an Internal Network

I had some RHEL6 boxes on an internal network that had no access to the internet. But I wanted to install packages from EPEL via yum. The answer was to set up a proxy server and tell these internal boxes to use the proxy. Approach:

  1. Set up Squid proxy on a server that has access to the internet

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