Fedora 7

Don Russell fedora at drussell.dnsalias.com
Sun Jun 3 14:13:29 UTC 2007

Paul Smith wrote:
> On 6/2/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> >> Looks awesome, works awesome. It's one of the most flawless and 
>> simple
>> >> Linux installs I have had in a long time, even with the somewhat 
>> unusual
>> >> setup I have.
>> >
>> > You are lucky.
>> > So am I, so far.
>> >
>> > However, no-one knows what proportion of Fedora users
>> > meet a problem with installation.
>> >
>> > It is a serious weakness of Fedora, in my view,
>> > that there is no proper attempt to get feedback on this issue.
>> > (Bugzillas are only used by a tiny proportion of users.)
>> Since this is just guess work what would you consider a "proper" attempt
>> to get feedback on thousands of packages other than bugzilla,irc or
>> mailing lists?
> At least, people from RedHat could answer questions like "in which
> component should I report this bug?"...
> Perhaps, RedHat wants to keep people silent regarding the faulty
> installation dvd that they have created.
> Paul

That seems a little harsh. Just because you have installation problems 
does not mean RedHat created a faulty DVD. Did you perform the media 
test prior to installing?

I had an installation problem: the machine wouldn't even read the DVD I 
burned... I tried a couple of different machines.
That DVD is now a coaster, I burned a new DVD and all went well except 
the upgrade of ClamAV, which I eventually corrected.

I don't know if the ClamAV problem was due to the upgrade to F7, or 
caused by the upgrade of ClamAV itself from 0.88.7 to 0.90.2

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