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Post by byrdman » Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:40 am

I wamt to start it because I am looking at upgrading all our linux server to either FC4 ro FC5....just wanted to know all your thoughts...

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Post by byrdman » Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:43 am

sorry for the misspelling...but I wanted to see what everyone thought about the FC5 upgrade...

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Post by Void Main » Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:45 am

I hope you don't mind me changing the title a little and making a sticky out of it. I haven't installed FC5 yet as it's still in test mode (but should be completely frozen). The official release should be announced next week (the 15th). I've looked over the release notes and it sounds like it should be a pretty good upgrade. I got my fingers crossed. I keep threatening to switch wholesale to Debian.

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Post by Master of Reality » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:25 pm

nobody try Fedora Core 5, isnt it out today. I may be installing it later today, once i sort out which diskless method to use to install it over gentoo.

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Post by Void Main » Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:32 pm

Nope, it's not being released until Monday the 20th. I failed to notice that it slipped 5 days as I have been looking all over for it.

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Post by Void Main » Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:59 am

I got my FC5 downloaded and burned to CD. I'm not going to install it until it's available on the official Fedora site so I can verify the sha1sums. I got it via bittorrent so I want to be a little cautious. Hopefully they'll open up the download sites soon.

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Post by Void Main » Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:36 am

Posting this from FC5...

Major problems (well at least for me in the immediate time frame):

1) It doesn't appear that the kernel headers are included on any of the 5 installation CDs. It's sort of hard to compile madwifi or VMware modules without that. Since none of the download sites or repos are open for FC5 business yet I can't get them from the source discs (I only have the binary discs currently).

2) evolution-connector does not seem to work.

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Post by insomnia » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:41 am

From what I've read on "testing", the kernel-headers should still be in the kernel-devel packages. But that wouldn't work for Nvidia without a patch either(unless they fixed that last week). Their seems to be a problem with the Xorg version, needing an extra patch(xorg-x11-drv-nvidia and nvidia-kmod) for Nvidia (not sure about other kernel drivers). So they're really not in in the devel package? (I hate it when they keep changing that :s )

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora- ... 01178.html
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-f ... tml#nvidia

PS: No sources in their download mirrors either at this time:
ftp://ftp.eu.uu.net/pub/linux/fedora/
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/f ... /i386/iso/

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Post by Void Main » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:52 am

Yes, I realize the kernel-headers are in the kernel-devel. The problem was that the kernel-devel package doesn't appear to be included in the 5 distribution CDs. That's a *serious* bone head move there. Luckily the official yum repo seems to have opened up this morning and I was able to install it. I haven't had time to get my madwifi and VMware modules working and I intend on starting on that right now. I'm not upgrading my system that has my nVidia 6600 in it until I know the driver will work. I still can't believe they left out the kernel-devel. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

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Post by Void Main » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:10 am

Got VMware working. Had to install the latest any-any patch. Now I need to get madwifi and evolution-connector working.

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Post by insomnia » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:13 am

No kernel-devel package...
Wow, that is weird :shock:


Still haven't installed it myself... (I want the DVD).

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Post by Void Main » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:19 am


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Post by insomnia » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:21 am

Void Main wrote:DVD is available here:
http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/5/i386/iso/
Ah ... Thanks :)

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Post by Void Main » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:32 am

Actually you might be better off looking for a mirror in Belgium. Most mirrors should have it. Here's the mirror list:
http://fedora.redhat.com/Download/mirrors.html

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Post by Void Main » Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:28 pm

I submitted a bug report at RedHat for the Evolution connector issue:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/sh ... ?id=185990

I got the madwifi drivers compiled and working. Just had to download the latest.

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