[Test-Announce] Rawhide validation testing is now OPEN!

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Apr 18 04:30:03 UTC 2014

On Mon, 2014-04-14 at 23:51 +0200, poma wrote:

> > or I suppose the other thing it could be is that some days the boot.iso
> > compose may fail, and I'm not sure in that case if an old one is kept
> > around or if it's just not present in the tree for that day. I'll check
> > with releng and see what I can do to make this better. thanks!
> > 
> There is no need, thank you.
> I see the problem for the x86_64 is non-existent
> 'syslinux-extlinux-nonlinux, essential package.

Yeah, so I talked to releng today, and we think this is more or less
what happened. The mirror redirect should make sure to only direct you
to a mirror where the /devel tree exists, so that's not likely the
problem. It's probably that there was a day when boot.iso compose
failed, so mirrors which were already up-to-date with that day's compose
would give you a 404, but mirrors which were still on the previous day's
compose would work.

There isn't much we can do about that given how the composes are done,
so I've just added a note to the page (and the Rawhide page) explaining
that when boot.iso compose fails the links won't work, and you'll just
have to wait for another day or use a live image instead.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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