In order to make room for Fedora 9 and future releases, we are purging
all the old test releases on download.fedora.redhat.com. Both the Core
and post-Core test releases up to but not including Fedora 9 Beta.
The content has been archived internally at Red Hat and may one day show
up again for download on an archive site, but given that they were just
test releases that's not likely to happen.
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
Fedora is fortunate to have over 140 volunteer mirror sites globally,
which helps distribute the Fedora software to hundreds of thousands of
users. We greatly appreciate our mirror sites and their system
In preparation for the Fedora 9 release, I would like to add
additional public mirrors, particularly in areas where we have large
numbers of users, but few mirrors: China, India, Africa, and Brazil among
them. For comparison:
If your organization would like to contribute to the Fedora Project in
the form of a public mirror, please see
Fedora Mirror Wrangler
The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new ISO
Re-Spins (DVD and CD Sets) of Fedora 8.
These Re-Spin ISOs are based on the officially released Fedora 8
installation media and include all updates released as of March 31st, 2008.
The ISO images are available for i386, x86_64 and PPC architectures via
Jigdo starting Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008.
We have included CD Image sets for those in the Fedora community that do
not have DVD drives or burners available.
During the Testing phase the following was found:
1) a full x86_64 install with many optional packages or languages
requires at least 768MB of RAM rather than the recommended 512MB.
2) the ftp utility in rescue mode will not work (missing
libreadline.so.5) -which doesn't affect FTP installations.
With this particular Re-Spin, we address the following problems
experienced by many community members, in addition to the problems we've
resolved in previous Re-Spins:
- #420281, Cannot find kickstart file during unattended installation
The kickstart file name searched for after booting from CD or DVD with
option "linux ks" and using a dhcp and nfs server is wrong.
We would like to give a special thanks to the following for testing this
respin in 2 days
- Harley-D Dana Hoffman Jr
- zcat Jason Farrell
- iWolf Jeffrey Tadlock
- baard1973 S.A. Hartsuiker
- Southern_Gentleman Ben Williams
- kanarip Jeroen van Meeuwen
Fedora Unity has taken up the Re-Spin task to provide the community with
the chance to install Fedora with recent updates already included.
These updates might otherwise comprise more than 1.33GiB of downloads
for a full install.
This is a community project, for and by the community. You can
contribute to the community by joining our test process.
A full list of bugs, packages and changelogs that have been updated in
this Re-Spin can be reviewed on
Go to http://spins.fedoraunity.org/spins to get the bits!
If you are interested in helping with the testing or mirroring efforts,
please contact the Fedora Unity team.
Contact information is available at http://fedoraunity.org/ or the
#fedora-unity channel on the Freenode IRC Network (irc.freenode.net).
To report bugs in the Re-Spins please use http://bugs.fedoraunity.org/
The Fedora Unity Team