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Re: How to become fedora tester?



On Jan 23, 2008 1:34 PM, Andrew Farris <lordmorgul gmail com> wrote:
> Valent Turkovic wrote:
> > Hi, I some great features in rawhide and would like to check them out.
> > I tried this and it fails to give gui after that, I see that X starts
> > but I don't see gdm or gnome even trying to start...
> >
> > How I tried to become rawhide tester? Here is how:
> > Installed clean F8 Live CD on ext3 8GB partition with separate /home
> > (shared with other distros I have)
> > updated F8 with latest patches and rebooted (300MB of updates!)
> > forced yum to use development updates with "yum updates
> > --enablerepo=development"
> > and after 600MB of updates I restarted with no gui
> > I deleted xorg.xonf and tried another go and nothing happened.
> >
> > Is there another way to become a rawhide tester?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Valent.
>
> Its highly advisable not to share your /home with rawhide, since app settings
> and such saved in there can really wreak havoc, and keeping in mind many of the
> rawhide packages get built right out of bleeding code changes... its not
> guaranteed not to delete it all.  Unless thats backed up often its just not
> worth losing your shared configs/setup/data...
>
> If you can, its best to just give it its own partitions home and all, in an lvm
> if you want, but separate anyway.

Maybe I wasn't clear, I only share the partition not the user name. So
my regular fedora 8 username would be /home/valent or something like
that, and my rawhide home folder would be /home/rawhide
I tested rawhide before it became fedora 8 and I had no issues with
this setup - rawhide didn't go outside it's sandbox (/home/rawhide)
and regular username is is isolated from rawhide. This is of course
just my observation and it is probable best to keep them on separate
partition.

> One method for installing is to get the boot.iso from the development mirror and
> burn it and use that to do an install.  You can then do network install from the
> mirror (find the url to the closest mirror for you, ftp or http).  You need the
> path to the directory os, or rather where you find the /Packages directory.

Thank you, I'll try that right now.

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