Fedora 12 RC-3

Gene Czarcinski gene at czarc.net
Sun Nov 8 13:23:37 UTC 2009

I must say that the whole Fedora 12 process and the result has been a 
pleasure.  It has been so much a pleasure that I plan on being a day zero (or 
more likely a day minus <whatever>) installer/user of Fedora 12 x86_64 on my 
production systems.

One thing I noticed that tells me that RC-3 is not the final release version is 
that when I did the install from a physical DVD, there was no install-time 
option to add an "updates" repository and/or a base repository.  Thus, I did 
not have the option to install packages not on the DVD itself.  I have found 
the ability to install with updates and with an everything repository (really 
the same as rawhide/development at this point) to be very useful.

Has this "feature" been dropped or is this simply a characteristic of the fact 
I am using the RC-3 DVD?

It is no big deal to add additional packages post basic install but it is a 
nice feature and I hope the real final candidate (real GA version) will have 
the ability of adding additional repositories.


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