Updated Anaconda packages
jgarzik at pobox.com
Mon Jul 27 20:01:57 UTC 2009
Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 07/28/2009 01:11 AM, David Cantrell wrote:
>> The problem here is when do you stop generating new media to fix bugs in
>> F-11's installer and start working on F-12? Never? A week after F-11 GA?
>> What determines if an installer bug gets a fix in F-11 vs. not?
>> It's a gigantic waste of time for the installer team to release updates to
>> F-11's installer. We can address those bugs in rawhide and have them
>> fixed in
>> the next stable release.
> Can you push the fixes as updates for Anaconda in Fedora 11? Fedora
> Unity isn't the only one doing updated images. It is increasingly
> becoming useful to have updated Anaconda packages available within the
> official repository as updates. If the Anaconda team doesn't want to do
> it, hand over that work to Jeroen van Meeuwen. He has already
> volunteered to take care of it and since he is doing it anyway for the
> unity images, his work could benefit more people. The only thing you got
> to do is give him commit access.
Honestly, I always thought Fedora install images should be regenerated
far more frequently.
I think back to my days as a Solaris sysadmin in the late 90's, where
ordering the latest "media kit" (CD-ROM) from Sun meant I got a fresh
installer, fresh kernel, and all recommended patches.
Even in the face of known Linux kernel bugs, people always seemed
reluctant to regenerate the Fedora install images. I think Fedora would
better serve its users by being much more willing to update install
images after initial release.
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