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About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, Security Update 2017-002 Sierra, and Security Update 2017-005 El Capitan

Apple - Popular support articles - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:10
This document describes the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, Security Update 2017-002 Sierra, and Security Update 2017-005 El Capitan.

About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, Security Update 2017-001 Sierra, and Security Update 2017-004 El Capitan

Apple - Popular support articles - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:08
This document describes the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, Security Update 2017-001 Sierra, and Security Update 2017-004 El Capitan.

About the security content of iTunes 12.7.2 for Windows

Apple - Popular support articles - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:07
This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.7.2 for Windows.

About the security content of iOS 11.2

Apple - Popular support articles - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:06
This document describes the security content of iOS 11.2.

About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.2

Apple - Popular support articles - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:05
This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.2.

Issue with VMware-Formatted Cumulus VX Vagrant Box

Scott Lowe's Blog - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:00

I recently had a need to revisit the use of Cumulus VX (the Cumulus Networks virtual appliance running Cumulus Linux) in a Vagrant environment, and I wanted to be sure to test what I was doing on multiple virtualization platforms. Via Vagrant Cloud, Cumulus distributes VirtualBox and Libvirt versions of Cumulus VX, and there is a slightly older version that also provides a VMware-formatted box. Unfortunately, there’s a simple error in the VMware-formatted box that prevents it from working. Here’s the fix.

The latest version (as of this writing) of Cumulus VX was 3.5.0, and for this version both VirtualBox-formatted and Libvirt-formatted boxes are provided. For a VMware-formatted box, the latest version is 3.2.0, which you can install with this command:

vagrant box add CumulusCommunity/cumulus-vx --box-version 3.2.0

When this Vagrant box is installed using the above command, what actually happens is something like this (at a high level):

  1. The *.box file for the specific box, platform, and version is downloaded. This .box file is nothing more than a TAR archive with specific files included (see here for more details).

  2. The *.box file is expanded into the ~/.vagrant.d/boxes directory on your system. A directory tree is built that helps Vagrant support multiple versions of the same box along with multiple formats of the same box (for example, having version 3.2.0 of a VMware-formatted box alongside version 3.5.0 of a VirtualBox-formatted box on the same system).

In this case, when you install version 3.2.0 of the VMware-formatted Cumulus VX Vagrant box, you’ll end up with a set of files found in ~/.vagrant.d/boxes/CumulusCommunity-VAGRANTSLASH-cumulus-vx/3.2.0/vmware_desktop. In this directory, you’ll find all the files that would describe a VM to a product like VMware Fusion or VMware Workstation: the VMX file, one or more VMDK files, etc.

What you’ll also find for this particular box is something you don’t want: a lock file, in the form of a directory named cumulus-linux-3.2.0.vmx.lck. This lock file is normally created by a VMware desktop virtualization product to indicate that the VM is running and therefore the files are locked and can’t be accessed. Unfortunately, the presence of this directory means that the Vagrant box will not work.

If you try to run vagrant up on a Vagrant enviroment with this box, you’ll get an error indicating the files are locked, and the vagrant up command will fail.

So how does one fix this?

Simple: just delete the cumulus-linux-3.2.0.vmx.lck directory and its contents.

Once you’ve deleted that file, then using vagrant up to instantiate a Vagrant environment based on this box will work as expected.

(Side note: If you are planning to use version 3.2.0 of the VMware-formatted Cumulus VX box, there’s one additional oddity. When you use vagrant box add as outlined above to download and install the box, you’ll be prompted with a set of options for which provider to use. Be sure to use option 4—the one labeled “vmware_desktop”—and not option 5, labeled “vmware_fusion”. The latter reports an error after downloading the box and the command fails.)

Hopefully Cumulus Networks will release an updated version of the Cumulus VX Vagrant box for VMware products that addresses these issues.

Categories: Scott Lowe

Double-dirty dog anyone? Popular burger restaurant wants to come to Taunton

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:21
A BURGER and hotdog chain is looking to open a new restaurant in Taunton. 
Categories: Somerset News

Somerset singer to perform before X Factor judges in competition final

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:37
A SOMERSET singer is set to perform in front of a panel of X Factor stars after reaching the national final of a competition.
Categories: Somerset News

More than 500 shoe boxes given out this Christmas by Taunton Association for the Homeless

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:34
MORE than 500 shoe boxes were given out this Christmas in an appeal by Taunton Association for the Homeless.
Categories: Somerset News

LOOKING FOR LOVE? Love Island seeks single contestants from Somerset

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:32
THE ultimate game of love is back, with the return of hit ITV2 programme Love Island.
Categories: Somerset News

Mother of boy with autism said people who told her he deserves a 'smack' should be ashamed

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:09
THE mother of a boy with autism who suffered a sensory meltdown in a supermarket said people who told her he deserves a smack should be ashamed of themselves.
Categories: Somerset News

Celebrating the oldest independent toy shop in Taunton: Watkin Toys

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:00
HOW do you spell your surname I asked?
Categories: Somerset News

JOIN IN: Map of best spots for photographs of Somerset launched

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:17
NEW interactive map highlights the best picture spots in Somerset for photographers.
Categories: Somerset News

Broken cattle grid closes key Quantock route

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:59
WEST Somerset’s MP has said it is vital that a broken cattle grid on a major road through the Quantock Hills is fixed as soon as possible. The middle spar of the cattle grid on Crowcombe Road, near Over Stowey, has broken and the road has been closed.
Categories: Somerset News

Could you find a use for these old newspapers? It won't cost you - give us a call

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:23
THESE old newspapers could have become tomorrow's fish and chip wrappers, but instead of that we're looking to give them to a needy cause.
Categories: Somerset News

'Taunton's new homes must be fit for people and nature' says environmentalist

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:27
DEVELOPERS building hundreds of homes in Taunton must ensure the town is fit for people and nature, a boss at a leading environmental charity has warned.
Categories: Somerset News

Residents urged to get flu jab, stay well and relieve pressure on NHS

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:15
PEOPLE across Somerset are being reminded that getting a flu jab and taking care of themselves is the best way to stay well this winter.
Categories: Somerset News

Free Wassail event at Frieze Hill, in Taunton, on Saturday

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:48
WE would like to point out that the Wassail event at Frieze Hill Community Orchard is FREE to attend.
Categories: Somerset News

The best supermarket and High Street meal deals - how to save up to £3.80 on your £3 lunch

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:19
AFTER overindulging over the festive period, more people are returning to work on the hunt for the best meal deals.
Categories: Somerset News

'WE CAN'T COPE': NHS group warns of 'watershed moment' for health service

Somerset Gazette - latest news - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:54
THE NHS is at a "watershed moment" and cannot deliver required levels of care within the current funding it receives, Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been told.
Categories: Somerset News
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