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Re: Delays in package processing



Michael Schwendt <mschwendt.tmp0701.nospam <at> arcor.de> writes:
> Where do you see unkind or unfriendly words? "Hyperbole" is just another
> word for "exaggeration", and above you did exactly that. You exaggerated
> by a clear margin. Actually, all those people who can't install F8 from
> media due to various problems (with unsupported hardware, undetected
> drives, kernel problems e.g.) are sort of forced to wait for the next
> release, which is after ~6 months. Unless there's a respin which
> incorporates anaconda/kernel/...  updates that fixes the people's
> problems. And not many are courageous enough to try rawhide.

Fedora Unity is working on a Fedora 8 respin with an updated kernel and a fixed 
Anaconda.

And then there's also the option of bypassing the installer entirely (at least 
the buggy version):
* install Fedora 7 (or an even older release, but upgrading from Fedora <=6 is 
going to be more painful due to the libata migration in Fedora 7)
* yum install apt
* point your /etc/apt/sources.list and/or /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list to 
Fedora 8
* fix apt's list of "essential" packages (/etc/apt/rpmpriorities), see: 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=426143
* apt-get update
* apt-get dist-upgrade

        Kevin Kofler


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