Linux Homework, Private Eye StyleThey say that nothing is certain except for death and taxes. I suppose that “they” never went to school. For me, it was another week, another Linux chapter.
I sat down at my computer, grabbing my textbook while my Virtual Machine started up. Prior to starting my work, I logged into the GNOME desktop and connected the VM to the Internet, because for some reason it never wants to do so on its own. It also likes turning off Num Lock for some reason.
It turned out that making sure I was connected to the net was a good idea, since right off the bat was a command that Linux didn’t recognize. One yum install ncompress and a y later, and I was back in action. Or so I thought. Linux didn’t like compress5, so I tried compress 5. It worked, but told me that 5 didn’t exist. I’ll just have to chalk that one up as one of life’s little mysteries. Life doesn’t give us all the answers we want.