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Re: basic list mail content: FC1 or FC2



On Sun, May 16, 2004 at 06:14:15PM +0200, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> Reply-To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
> 
> Two nights ahead of the official release of Fedora Core 2 I would like
> to initiate a discussion about the question, whether and if yes, how the
> running release information should be a default information in list
> postings which do not cover just general questions.
....
> - Should posters (nearly) always start their postings with a preface,
> stating whether it is Fedora Core 1 or Fedora Core 2?

A simple statement would help. 
	 running FC1 
	 running FC2 fresh install
	 running FC2 upgrade from FC1
	 running FC2 upgrade from Rawhide
	 running FC2 upgrade from RH9
	 running FC2 upgrade from I forgot (be honest ;-)
	 running FC2 upgrade from I forgot CPU 64bit AMDxxx

And, if people get in the habit of telling what they are working on
and working with things will simplify.  Example a person with bash
troubles would be wise to tell us the obvious and not snow us with
details.

    kernel ==> uname -a
    bash   ==> rpm -q --whatprovides `which bash
    # describe what they are attempting....

Compare and contrast...

    $ uname -a
    Linux x2 2.6.5-1.358 #1 Sat May 8 09:04:50 EDT 2004 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
    $ uname -a
    Linux x1 2.4.22-1.2188.nptl #1 Wed Apr 21 20:35:41 EDT 2004 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

   `$  rpm -q --whatprovides `which bash`
    bash-2.05b-34
    $ rpm -q --whatprovides `which bash`
    bash-2.05b-38

    $ bash --version
    GNU bash, version 2.05b.0(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)
    $ bash --version
    GNU bash, version 2.05b.0(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

If I look back in time it is clear why versions might matter.
    /var/spool/up2date/bash-2.05b-34.i386.rpm
    /var/spool/up2date/bash-2.05b-20.1.i386.rpm
    /var/spool/up2date/bash-2.05b-5.1.i386.rpm

Simple things like this case of multiple versions of ftp can be
confusing to users (try which ftp) and see which is found first for
you.  Then we wonder how do they differ?
   /usr/bin/ftp
   /usr/kerberos/bin/ftp

Bottom line FC1 .vs. FC2 is less interesting than a more fully
described question.

It is however a start.

   
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