Who to ask about old Red Hat Linux ISOs I've uncovered

Andy Blanchard zocalo at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 09:05:03 UTC 2011

IIRC, it wasn't uncommon for Red Hat to re-issue ISOs several months after
the initial release to include all of the patches to date, so perhaps both
sets of hashes are correct, but one is for the original and one is for the
re-spin?  This was when many Linux users were reliant on modems, LUGs and
even mail order to acquire the latest ISOs, so not having to download
several tens of MB worth of patches was a big deal.

If you compare the latest dated RPM on the CD you have with the original
release date for that version then you should be able to determine which is
which - if the date is before the release then it's the original ISO, after
the release then it's a re-spin.



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