Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Mar 2006 19:53 UTC, submitted by misha
Fedora Core Many Fedora users are anxiously waiting for the Fedora Core 5 release, scheduled for Monday, March 20. Be warned that some of you may have to wait a little longer, however: the kernel shipped with FC5 effectively disallows the loading of any non-GPL modules. That behavior was a mistake, and a fix has already been made, but it is too late to get that fix into the initial FC5 release. So binary module users will want to wait until the first errata kernel is released (a few days, at most) before upgrading. Update: Elsewhere, an interview with Greg DeKoenigsberg who presently serves as Red Hat's Community Relations Manager and is on the Fedora Extras Steering Committee.
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by TheMatt on Fri 17th Mar 2006 20:08 UTC
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I was wondering why it is too late for inclusion? I see that the error was detected on the 15th. Now, I assume spinning up an ISO (they'd only have to redo one of them) couldn't take more than a couple hours, so that can't be the limiting step; it's the mirrors, obviously. So why does it take more than 5 days to sync up the mirrors?

I'm just wondering in a day of rsync and BitTorrent, why the mirrors take so long to be populated. Really, why?

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