On Fri, 2005-09-16 at 11:33 -1000, Warren Togami wrote:
Great work and good idea with the torrent-only distribution, very
Also thank you for calling it unofficial.
Anything else would just be wrong :)
You may want to look into backporting some of the more important fixes
in order to avoid some of the nastier install problems of FC4.
While those most certainly are interesting bugs, I currently have no
idea where to start looking to fix these.
If anyone have directions or even better: patches or rpms then please
send them to me.
As for the kernel I personally think 1398 is far less problematic for
most folks than 1447. I copied all of the 1398 kernels for you here if
you want to try that instead. Or maybe you should wait for a better new
FC4 update kernel to hit the official tree.
I'll have to have a look at these on Monday. All my computers are packed
up in boxes ready to be moved to my new house.
A recommendation and maybe future dialog with the kernel packager could
come in handy here.
Since you will probably be respinning several times as you
more bug fixes, you may want to use X.Y.Z versioned filenames with a
separate changelog page on your website to explain what changed without
users needing to download the entire torrent to find out. In your
respins try to focus on issues that screw up the install process. All
other bugs in the distribution are easily fixed with up2date or yum
after and far less important.
As this was basicly a test to see how much effort this kind of thing
would need, I made this first release as simple as possible. Just stock
update rpms, nothing fancy yet.
My next step is to backtrace the steps I did, and analyze how to best
script this. There was a lot of trial-and-error, manual labor and
a whole lot of reading code just to understand what the different utils
With good scripts I might also make more than just i386 images if there
is enough interest in the current release.
Then _IF_ I get too much spare time on my hands I'll attempt to write
a script that will generate a full changelog of all changed rpms by
parsing the changelog data of the rpms and comparing.
Have a good weekend people!