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Re: Getting Rawhide



On Jan 25, 2008 12:16 PM, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
>
> John Poelstra wrote:
> > Will Woods said the following on 01/24/2008 09:02 AM Pacific Time:
> >> On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 07:05 -0800, Andrew Farris wrote:
> >>> Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
> >>>> Could someone post an exact cookbook for installing rawhide
> >>>> on an x86_64 machine?
> >>>>
> >>>> I tried diskboot with several URLs but it always failed not being able
> >>>> to access one or more files.
> >>>>
> >>>> I tried loading FC8 and, setting the repository to development,
> >>>> and then upgrading but this results in many conflicts with fc8
> >>>> versions as well as missing dependencies.
> >>>>
> >>>> What is the correct procedure, exactly?
> >>> Basically, three options at the moment:
> >>> 1) network install from boot.iso
> >>> 2) network install from rescue image
> >>> 3) update from an F8 install
> >>
> >> One of the easier ways - if you have Fedora already running on the
> >> machine - is to use SNAKE. This is the method I use for most of my
> >> install testing. In the simplest case, it goes like this:
> >>
> >> 0. su -, yum install snake
> >> 1. snake-install [rawhide tree url]
> >> 2. reboot
> >>
> >> snake-install will pull down the kernel and initrd and modify the
> >> bootloader. When you reboot, it will boot into stage 1 of the installer,
> >> defaulting to dhcp networking, en_US language/keymap, then automatically
> >> pull down the rest of the installer and anaconda should start.
> >>
> >> If the install fails.. I grab a Live image and reinstall F8.
> >>
> >
> > Or better yet, use virtualization and it takes a fraction of the time to
> > recover.
> >
> > 1) create a known good install of F8 or F7
> > 2) create a snapshot of it or clone it
> > 3) attempt rawhide install
> > 4) if the install fails revert to "known good snapshot"
>
> It would be very useful, if you folks document these details at
>
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Testing
>
> Thanks.
>
> Rahul

Yes that would be VERY helpful. I didn't dare to ask a cookbook for
installing as Chuck did :) I thought I would get RTFM or 'google it'
type of an answer. So after wasting quite some time in installing F8
and after having 'dead' rawhide after update I asked on the mailing
list...

So please document what you know so that in future you can simply give
an url and tell others like Chuck and me to rtfm :)

Valent


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