Fedora & Fwbuilder
For both work and private entertainment I have been using fwbuilder, a graphical clicky-clicky firewall configuration tool that totally rocks when you have a shitload of servers to manage. Added a new trusted ip? net? *click*, done. And by deploying the rules with puppet it’s a breeze and almost fun.
As only of recently I began using Fedora (both vanilla and kde spin) as my workstation OS, and so far I like it. Before that I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS since it came out. But it was aged and the upgrade kind of failed (ati, *cough*).
So back on my new and shiny Fedora Station I typed the magic words:
~ $ sudo dnf install fwbuilder Last metadata expiration check: 2:05:43 ago on Tue May 3 13:21:44 2016. No package fwbuilder available. Error: Unable to find a match.
Yikes! Fwbuilder is not in the main repo. I googled and it turns out fwbuilder was removed back in Fedora 21, running 23 any hope of using a 21’ish rpm is gone. Tarball of binaries? No. Nothing.
rpmfind et all does not yield any sort of result. So we need to get our handy dirty.