Linked by Rahul on Thu 26th Nov 2009 00:11 UTC
Fedora Core Distrowatch takes a first look at Fedora 12 and concludes that it is an excellent release with faster package management including yum with the Presto plugin that pulls in delta updates by default, improved security such as a smooth SELinux configuration and hardware support. "After spending several days with Fedora, I find that I'm happy with this release. The live CD by itself was a bit underwhelming, but the distribution as a whole has been excellent. This is probably the most stable and most polished release the Fedora team has put together to date."
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Italic
by chuzwuzza on Thu 26th Nov 2009 01:01 UTC
chuzwuzza
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2005-07-06

I think the italic tag needs to be closed...

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RE: Italic
by 3rdalbum on Thu 26th Nov 2009 02:00 UTC in reply to "Italic"
3rdalbum Member since:
2008-05-26

Will this do it? [/i]

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RE: Italic
by sultanqasim on Thu 26th Nov 2009 02:06 UTC in reply to "Italic"
sultanqasim Member since:
2006-10-28

Nope. The entire site below this news item has turned italic...

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RE[2]: Italic
by coolvibe on Thu 26th Nov 2009 06:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Italic"
coolvibe Member since:
2007-08-16

I kinda like it. Can we keep it? ;)

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Fiasco
by strcpy on Thu 26th Nov 2009 07:01 UTC
strcpy
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2009-05-20

I must say that after the recent fiasco with unprivileged users, I have little trust in Fedora.

Fedora 11 was the last one for me.

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RE: Fiasco
by Rahul on Thu 26th Nov 2009 07:25 UTC in reply to "Fiasco"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

A update fixed it within 3 days of notice. Shouldn't be a problem anymore. Details at

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2009-November/m...

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RE: Fiasco
by AdamW on Thu 26th Nov 2009 08:49 UTC in reply to "Fiasco"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

I hope you won't be going to Debian (which had the openssl 'fiasco') - or any of its derivatives, of course - or Mandriva, which had the brick-optical-drives 'fiasco', or...

well, you see where I'm going. Everyone has 'fiascos'. The point is whether the appropriate response is made, which I think it was in this case (and, in fact, in the two cases I mentioned above as well; I certainly wouldn't consider either of those issues a reason not to use those distributions, just as this one shouldn't be a reason not to use Fedora).

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SamAskani
Member since:
2006-01-03

Have you noticed that now you can't run yumex if you are logged as root?

You have to run it as a regular user and then it asks for the root password using a gui dialog. When you try to run it directly as root yumex tells you you can't run it as root.

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Have you noticed that now you can't run yumex if you are logged as root?

You have to run it as a regular user and then it asks for the root password using a gui dialog. When you try to run it directly as root yumex tells you you can't run it as root.


That sounds like a calculated security measure, not "strange behavior".

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SamAskani Member since:
2006-01-03

That was my first impression, but what would be the purpose of blocking yumex ? I mean, you can't script too much a task with yumex, if a process has already root privileges it can use directly yum.

It is more a matter of curiosity about knowing the exact reasoning behind this decision.

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Fedora 11 to Fedora 12
by anyweb on Fri 27th Nov 2009 18:20 UTC
anyweb
Member since:
2005-07-06

hi all,

has anyone here upgraded from Fedora 11 to Fedora 12, I hope to do it this weekend and was wondering what if any are the gotchas,

cheers
anyweb

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RE: Fedora 11 to Fedora 12
by Rahul on Fri 27th Nov 2009 18:32 UTC in reply to "Fedora 11 to Fedora 12"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

How are you planning to do the upgrade? You might want to read the following:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_12_Announcement

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/f12/en-US/html/

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F12_bugs

Backup your data as a precautionary measure and I hope you have a good experience.

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RE[2]: Fedora 11 to Fedora 12
by anyweb on Sun 29th Nov 2009 08:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Fedora 11 to Fedora 12"
anyweb Member since:
2005-07-06

thanks Rahul

the experience was very easy and i'm now running Fedora 12 without any problems and all my settings retained, nice !

here is how I did it in case anyone is interested

http://www.linux-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3914-how-can-i-up...

cheers
niall

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