Reminder: Fedora 20 Now End-of-Life (EOL)

Three versions of the Fedora OS are always kept active, at any given time, by The Fedora Project. These would be: 1. the current release, 2. the release before the current release, and 3. a new release that is in development. Last month saw the launch of Fedora 22 and Fedora 23 is in development, thus the time of Fedora 20 is over.

Fedora 20 has reached end-of-life as of June 23, 2015. This means that no additional security updates will be available from here forward.

Suggested Action

As of today, June 24, 2015, we suggest doing one of the following:

  • Upgrade to Fedora 21.
  • or Upgrade to Fedora 22.

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How to Install XCache on Fedora 20

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing XCache, an open-source opcode cacher.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server with Apache and PHP installed, and I’ll be logged in as non-root user. If you need more information then visit our tutorial on How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Fedora 20.

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How to Install Node.js via NVM (Node Version Manager) on Fedora 20

Node.js is a cross-platform runtime environment, configurable on Linux, OS X, and Microsoft Windows, and built on JavaScript. Applications, both server-side and networking, are also written in JavaScript. Node.js lends itself nicely to quick deploying, real-time web applications, and is generally thought of as extremely scalable due to its event-driven architecture.

The Node Version Manager allows admins to easily manage node.js versions. It’s a bash script that has the capability to manage multiple active versions of node.js, with functionality such as: installation, executing commands with specific node.js versions, setting the PATH variable to use a specific node.js versions, etc.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing Node.js via NVM (Node Version Manager) on a single Fedora 20 node.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
  • If NVM is not already installed, then visit our tutorial on: How to Install NVM (Node Version Manager) for Node.js on Fedora 20

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How to Install NVM (Node Version Manager) for Node.js on Fedora 20

The Node Version Manager allows admins to easily manage node.js versions. It’s a bash script that has the capability to manage multiple active versions of node.js, with functionality such as: installation, executing commands with specific node.js versions, setting the PATH variable to use a specific node.js versions, etc.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing NVM (Node Version Manager) on a single Fedora 20 node.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Apache on Fedora 20

The Apache web server is one of the most popular and powerful web servers in the world, due to its ease of administration and flexibility. In this tutorial we will install Apache on a server that doesn’t have a web server or database server already installed.

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  • These instructions are intended for installing Apache on a single Fedora 20 node.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as non-root user. If you need more information then visit our tutorial on How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Fedora 20.

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How to Install the Memcached PHP Extension on Fedora 20

Memcached is a distributed, high-performance, in-memory caching system that is primarily used to speed up sites that make heavy use of databases. It can however be used to store objects of any kind. Nearly every popular CMS has a plugin or module to take advantage of memcached, and many programming languages have a memcached library, including PHP, Perl, Ruby, and Python. Memcached runs in memory and is thus quite speedy, since it does not need to write data to disk.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Memcached PHP Extension on a single Fedora 20 node.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
  • Follow our tutorial on How to Install Memcached on Fedora 20 prior to this KB!
  • Apache and PHP must be installed.

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How to Install Ansible on Fedora 20 via Yum

Ansible is an automation engine, similar to Chef or Puppet, that can be used to ensure deployment and configuration consistency across many servers, and keep servers and applications up-to-date. Though, unlike some other tools, Ansible does not require a client component/agent.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing Ansible, an automation tool, on Fedora 20.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as non-root user. If you need more information then visit our tutorial on How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Fedora 20.

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How to Remove (Delete) a User on Fedora 20

Users via Command Line 101: Basic User Interaction
I. How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Fedora 20
II. How to Remove (Delete) a User on Fedora 20
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  • These instructions are intended specifically for removing a user on Fedora 20.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Pip on Fedora 20

Pip is a tool for installing and managing Python packages.

Python is a programming language. It is quite popular and has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability. It is widely considered to be a very easy programming language to learn and master because of its focus on readability. Python is open source, and will run a a multitude of platforms including, but not limited to: Various Linux/UNIX distributions (CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, etc.), Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing Pip, a tool for installing and managing Python packages.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Memcached on Fedora 20

Memcached is a distributed, high-performance, in-memory caching system that is primarily used to speed up sites that make heavy use of databases. It can however be used to store objects of any kind. Nearly every popular CMS has a plugin or module to take advantage of memcached, and many programming languages have a memcached library, including PHP, Perl, Ruby, and Python. Memcached runs in memory and is thus quite speedy, since it does not need to write data to disk.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing Memcached on a single Fedora 20 node.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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