(Rawhide users) Fedora 22 branching: What You Need To Know

Adam Williamson adamwill at fedoraproject.org
Thu Jul 10 06:37:39 UTC 2014

Hey folks! As we just hit a branch point, here's a refresher on what
this means for folks who've been running Rawhide.

If you want to keep running Rawhide, which will now contain packages
tracked for Fedora *22*, you don't need to do anything: just keep
updating. From tomorrow onwards, you'll start getting '.fc22' packages,
tracked for Fedora 22.

If you want to follow Fedora 21, you'll want to either remove the
'fedora-repos-rawhide' package (that replaced fedora-release-rawhide
today), or disable the Rawhide repository using a graphical repo config
manager or 'yum-config-manager' from yum-utils:

sudo yum-config-manager --disable rawhide

then you'll want to *enable* the regular Fedora repositories:

sudo yum-config-manager --enable fedora

and, optionally, enable updates-testing:

sudo yum-config-manager --enable updates-testing

if you miss the branch point and wind up on Rawhide (F22) but you want
to switch to F21, you'll want to do all the above, then do this:

sudo yum --releasever=21 distro-sync

which should get you back to F21. Note that as I write this, it seems
that mirrormanager needs an update for F21 - right now when you try to
use F21 repos, you'll see an error like this:

fedora/21/x86_64/metalink                                   |  28 kB  00:00     
Could not parse metalink https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-21&arch=x86_64 error was 
No repomd file

I expect that'll get cleaned up pretty soon, so just hang tight.

Stay safe out there, intrepid pre-release-nauts!
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | XMPP: adamw AT happyassassin . net

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