Installing Rawhide

Clyde E. Kunkel clydekunkel7734 at
Fri Dec 4 02:52:41 UTC 2009

On 12/03/2009 03:27 PM, Peter Jones wrote:
> On 12/03/2009 03:03 PM, Clyde E. Kunkel wrote:
>> On 12/03/2009 02:21 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2009-12-03 at 11:45 -0500, Clyde E. Kunkel wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> Well, if you read the posts from Peter Jones, that's actually *not* what
>>> they want. They say they want to move to model where they provide images
>>> for testing anaconda when they're ready to.
>> Then why put updates in rawhide?  For the live isos? I know there is a
>> way with updages.img files to test, but creating them is beyond me.
>> Also, I guess we could use Mr. Keating's pungi method.
>> It is too bad that the good old days of easily testing the cool changes
>> being made in anaconda are over.
> I think this is a severe mischaracterization.  I really think that this
> change should actually make testing /less/ difficult - in that the thing
> you're testing will be something we at least think /should/ work.
> Think of this as a plan to make testable images flow pretty often, but to
> limit /untestable/ images.

Actually, I was looking forward to trying my hand some python coding and 
trying some things.  Steep learning curve since my old IBM systems 
programming days on 360/370.

BTW, what is/was the rationale for having untestable versions of 
anaconda in rawhide?

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