Rawhide installation question

Qiang Li liqiang at hbvtc.edu.cn
Mon Oct 25 18:14:21 UTC 2010


I would like to do a fresh rawhide installation and referred to
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/Rawhide. Four ways are mentioned
in this article,
1) Direct Rawhide install via standalone Anaconda
2) Direct Rawhide install via Live installer
3) Yum update from a test release 
4) Yum update from previous release 

I prefer the first two methods. 

If I choose No. 1, this article says "Daily Anaconda builds are no
longer automatically available in Rawhide, only in Branched code.
Pre-Alpha Anaconda code is generally not testable, and it is important
to test the installer that will appear in the next release (since it
cannot easily be fixed after distribution media has been created) rather
than the release after the next release. Installer images can be
provided on demand for test days if they are needed but not
automatically available; please contact James Laska.". I don't know how
to contact James Laska.

If I choose No. 2, this article says "This method only works after
Fedora 13 is released, and before Fedora 14 has branched. See the
release schedule for appropriate timing. Once branched, follow the
instructions at Branched.". According to
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/14, Fedora 14 had branched on
2010/07/27. Then I followed the instruction and checked
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/Branched. This article describes
how to install branched fedora which is not what I want.

My question is what option I have if the first two ways are not
applicable? Ask for boot.iso that contains daily anaconda build from
James Laska, or using live installer after fedora 14 is released and
before fedora 15 has branched? 

Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Qiang Li
HuBei Polytechnic Institute
No. 17 YuQuan Road
XiaoGan HuBei 432100
E-mail:  liqiang at hbvtc.edu.cn

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