Fedora 21 for IBM System z release

Dan Horák dan at danny.cz
Thu Dec 18 12:32:20 UTC 2014

Hello everyone,

Fedora 21 GA release for the IBM System z (s390x) is here. This time
only 9 days after primary release. The difference against primary
Fedora is smaller than it was in Fedora 20, but we are still missing
packages related to nodejs (v8 engine not publicly ported to s390x) or
golang (but work is being done on gcc-go, so this should change in the
future) and most of ocaml modules (native port would be required). For
details see http://fedora.danny.cz/s390/rebuild/koji-compare-f21.txt

The links to the actual release are here:

http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/21/s390x/ or

directly at


Currently Fedora for s390x is available as the Server flavor (refer to
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora.next for more information). The
first directory contains the installation tree as well as one DVD ISO
with the complete release. There are plans on adding Cloud flavor in
the future, but it depends on s390x support in several related
projects. Everything as usual contains, well, everything. :)

For general Fedora documentation please see

and Fedora 21 common bugs are documented at

Additional information about known issues, the current progress and
state for future release, where and how the team can be reached and
just anything else Fedora on IBM System z related can be found here:


For architecture specific release notes, please read it as there are
changes in the interactive installation process. It's a wiki so don't
hesitate to add your knowledge there. You can find useful information
also in the previous release notes linked from the current ones. 

More information about Fedora on IBM System z can be found at

Our team got expanded during the last year so my thanks also go to the
other team members and to everyone involved in making this happen!

Your Fedora/s390x Maintainers

Dan Horák
Senior Software Engineer, Secondary Architectures Team Lead

Red Hat Czech s.r.o., Purkyňova 99, 612 45 Brno

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