Fedora Unity releases Fedora 8 Re-Spin

ben jbwillia at math.vt.edu
Mon Aug 25 01:02:20 UTC 2008

The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new ISO 
Re-Spins (DVD Sets) of Fedora 8.

These Re-Spin ISOs are based on the officially released Fedora 8 
installation media and include all updates released as of August 14th, 2008.

The ISO images are available for i386, x86_64 and PPC architectures via 
Jigdo and Torrent starting Sun August 24th, 2008.

Go to http://spins.fedoraunity.org/spins to get the bits!

      DVD Media Only

Due to packaging problems,  this is a DVD Only Re-spin

      Bugs solved in this Re-Spin

With this particular Re-Spin, fixes for the following bugs are included, 
like on our last Fedora 8 Re-Spin releases[1 

    * #372011, "depsolve hang in F7 to F8 upgrade"

We have incorporated the updates image made by Jeremy Katz (comment #11 
in the bug), and we have verified that a full Fedora 7 installation 
upgrades to Fedora 8 without issues.

    * #367731, "anaconda fails on Via VPSD motherboard"

On i586 hardware, the installation media wouldn't boot and thus renders 
itself unusable. We have backported the fix for this issue from anaconda 
development to the Fedora 8 stock anaconda, as anaconda is not updated 
during a release.

    * #369611, "yum upgrade with selinux-policy-strict installed fails"

A dependency problem in selinux-policy-strict during upgrades is 
resolved in an updated selinux-policy-strict package, which is included 
in the Re-Spin

    * #404601, "anaconda crashes on 'cdrom' line in kickstart"

Updates to pykickstart incorporated in the rebuilt installer resolve 
this issue.

    * #420281, Cannot find kickstart file during unattended installation

The kickstart file name searched for after booting from CD or DVD with 
option "linux ks" and using a dhcp and nfs server is wrong.

      Attention: Changes in this Re-Spin

Also, we would like to let you know that NetworkManager is now installed 
by default, and for people doing minimal installations; this service 
will need to be disabled before the network starts to work.

      Thanks to

We would like to give a special thanks to the following for testing this 

- zcat                                Jason Farrell
- vwbusguy-                      Scott Williams
- Southern_Gentleman     Ben Williams
- kanarip                          Jeroen van Meeuwen

      Testing Results

A full test matrix can be found at our Test Matrix 

A full list of bugs, packages and changelogs that have been updated in 
this Re-Spin can be reviewed on 

      Previous Re-Spin (20080501) will expire

Due to limited resources, this spin will immediately obsolete 20080501, 
which will be deleted from our mirrors in the next few days.

Fedora Unity has taken up the Re-Spin task to provide the community with 
the chance to install Fedora with recent updates already included.

These updates might otherwise comprise more than 2.05GiB of downloads 
for a full install.

This is a community project, for and by the community. You can 
contribute to the community by joining our test process.

Go to http://spins.fedoraunity.org/spins to get the bits!

      Assistance Needed

If you are interested in helping with the testing or mirroring efforts, 
please contact the Fedora Unity team.

Contact information is available at http://fedoraunity.org/ or the 
#fedora-unity channel on the Freenode IRC Network (irc.freenode.net).

To report bugs in the Re-Spins please use http://bugs.fedoraunity.org/

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