Fedora 8 and 9 updates status

sean darcy seandarcy2 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 16:04:11 UTC 2008

Jesse Keating wrote:
> As you well know, we have been working hard to get updates for 8 and 9
> flowing again, complete with new package signing keys.  Discussion has
> been somewhat quiet on this front as we've all had our heads down and
> have been working hard toward a solution, one that involves little to no
> manual effort on behalf of our users.
> Today we've reached a major milestone in this progress.  We have done a
> successful compose of all the existing and as of yesterday pending
> updates for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9, all signed with our new keys.  These
> updates will soon hit mirrors in a new set of directory locations.  What
> we don't have quite yet is the updated fedora-release package in the old
> updates location that will get you the new keys and the new repo
> locations.  The last mile testing of this update requires that new
> updates be live on the mirrors.
> Due to the size of the resigned updates, it may take a good while for
> our sync process.  This may delay getting the new fedora-release out
> until tomorrow, but we'll be working hard on it.
> While we're working on this update, we'll also be drafting a FAQ page to
> explain to users what it is that we're doing, and hopefully answer some
> of the questions that will come up.  This document will be living
> though, and as you encounter questions yourself, or questions via one of
> our many avenues of support (email, IRC, forums, LUGS, etc..) please
> help us in growing that document.  Announcements regarding the location
> of said document and how to help with content will be coming shortly.
> We deeply appreciate the enormous magnitude of patience you the greater
> community has shown us the Fedora project as we work though these
> serious issues.  It is a great testament to how wonderful it is to work
> in and with the Fedora community.

First, thanks for all the work to get this back on track.

I went and got the new spins of qt-4.4. Now I can't install the because 
I don't have the new key. I realize I could turn off the key, but after 
last month, that seems dicier than it used to be.

In any event, is the new key for updates 9 available someplace. I 
realize it'll be part of fedora release eventually. But the public key 
itself, is it out there someplace now?

Thanks again.


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