Updated Anaconda packages

Jeff Garzik 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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