Installing Rawhide

Clyde E. Kunkel clydekunkel7734 at
Thu Dec 3 16:45:58 UTC 2009

On 12/01/2009 09:33 PM, Mike Chambers wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-12-01 at 20:24 -0600, Todd wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 5:49 PM, Jesse Keating<jkeating at>  wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2009-12-01 at 16:32 -0600, Mike Chambers wrote:
>>>> I believe I remember you stating this some time during F12 development
>>>> but I can't remember when.  I believe it was stated that if you want to
>>>> run rawhide and need to do an install, you'll either install F12 and yum
>>>> update to rawhide from there (maybe after doing a completed update
>>>> first?) or if in development in middle of a cycle, you install the
>>>> beta/rc/whatever and update to rawhide from that.
>>>> (obviously if test images are created that goes to this as well)
>>>> Does that sound about correct?
>>> That's right.  A small wrinkle is that you might even be able to use the
>>> F12 installer images, but point to rawhide as your install source and
>>> then you would install all the rawhide packages directly skipping the
>>> update step.
>> How will Anaconda get tested if the version in Rawhide is never used?
> I think what Jesse (and whomever else) is saying, is when anaconda is
> ready for testing, something will be done so that it can.  Otherwise, it
> will be getting worked on and they (the anaconda developers) will know
> what the status is already on their own.  I'm sure they know what it's
> status is most of the time and when they need to find out something or
> need more eyes, then we will get to try it and keep them informed.

Reading the anaconda list, I see a very large number of changes coming 
down the road, all significant and probably as complex as the storage 
rewrite.  I bet the anaconda developers would appreciate the widest 
possible testing as soon as changes hit rawhide.

If rawhide is to be frozen, can a mechanism to test anaconda, at a 
minimum, be provided?  Testing the rest of rawhide is easy and has been 
well documented.

Thanks, from a cheerful anaconda tester who may now be tearful.

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