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    Phoronix: Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" Released

    Fedora 18, which is codenamed the "Spherical Cow", was officially released today...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE4NzU

  • #2
    The title is misleading without mentioning "Alpha".

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mark45 View Post
      The title is misleading without mentioning "Alpha".
      Big mishap on my part for sleeping about 8~9 hours in three days... Corrected now just in time for me to go to sleep. Sorry about that title.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael View Post
        Big mishap on my part for sleeping about 8~9 hours in three days... Corrected now just in time for me to go to sleep. Sorry about that title.
        Needless to say sleeping so little is almost as bad for your health as doing drugs.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mark45 View Post
          Needless to say sleeping so little is almost as bad for your health as doing drugs.
          some drugs in small quantities can be good for your health

          anyway DONT DOWNLOAD SPINS, at least not the xfce one and at least not for a couple weeks(then upgrade yum and anaconda before install, i think just yum is needed but to be sure)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gens View Post
            DONT DOWNLOAD SPINS, at least not the xfce one and at least not for a couple weeks(then upgrade yum and anaconda before install, i think just yum is needed but to be sure)
            actualy, scratch that, the gnome3 version has the bug too

            its because of this http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Featur...kPackageGroups
            itl be working soon, probably after including yum-3.4.3-45 , probably
            (dont forget to upgrade yum before starting the install, also anaconda --text is better at this point)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gens View Post
              actualy, scratch that, the gnome3 version has the bug too

              its because of this http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Featur...kPackageGroups
              itl be working soon, probably after including yum-3.4.3-45 , probably
              (dont forget to upgrade yum before starting the install, also anaconda --text is better at this point)
              Thanks for the warning Gens, cuz I downloaded the KDE spin earlier tonight and was (literally) about to press "reboot" on my testing machine to install it haha

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              • #8
                Might download this just to have a quick test run of gnome 3.6

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                • #9
                  gens: why the big hairy warning about the spins? There's nothing particularly wrong with them that I'm aware of, aside from the rest of what's wrong with Alpha. They all got basic testing. I wouldn't in general recommend using 18 Alpha in production, but there's nothing worse about the spins than any other build afaik...

                  michael: you need to correct a line in the story itself as well. It still says "Fedora 18, which is codenamed the "Spherical Cow", was officially released today. ".

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                  • #10
                    yes well i corrected myself after trying the main build too

                    im sure the system works good, its rare to see bigger bugs in the core(and all around older projects) these days

                    problem is with the installer in that i cant install with anaconda without editing the python script witch is huge
                    also when the install script fails im left with 3 new partitions of witch 2 are useless and i have to exterminate them if i dont wanna end up with 4 useless partitions on the next install

                    i thought its only in the spins as "spin-kickstarts is updated for any new group names" is not marked DONE

                    all in all i like fedora for its stability on the bleeding edge and recommend it to people (xfce spin ofc)


                    any alternative way to install that dosent involve kickstart files or for that matter anaconda at all ? (yes i know the bug is in yum, or kickstart file whatever that is)

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                    • #11
                      There's no way to install Fedora without using anaconda, no. What problem exactly are you having with the install? You didn't really describe it very well...

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                      • #12
                        my apologies

                        it fails after partitioning, right after it says that is starts install
                        trows out a traceback jumping thru the python script ending up around the 900 something'ht line saying "unable to select/install(dont remember) package group: core"

                        after upgrading yum to 3.4.3-44 it says it cant find/install(dont remember that good either) core in the forlast line, and in the last line it says it cant find/select/install group "groupid"


                        i pressed it to send a report one time, but i dont know if it got thru since it froze for a while
                        sry, cant give more details right now, was tired then and am using the usb-stick for puppy now

                        i remember finding a discussion on a bug report about this, so i presumed it is about package groups changing
                        now i found that the core packagegroup didnt change(or did it, idk) so im lost a bit

                        note that the laptop has a gig of ram, but one would think the memory hungry python would start using the 2 gig of swap it made
                        also sub standard is that i gave the installer 10gig of disk to play with

                        if im the only one expiriencing this, il be happy to backup puppy that im using now and redo the install saving the errors to some external disk


                        edit: i also noticed there was no other languages(locales, choosing installer language was fine) in the grafical anaconda installer
                        Last edited by gens; 09-19-2012, 04:14 PM.

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                        • #13
                          whats displayed to me
                          http://pastebin.com/NkuBHSJJ

                          the tmp folder
                          http://www.sendspace.com/file/gxyrrk

                          this is with yum upgraded to 3.4.3-44

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                          • #14
                            Using fedora 18 lxde right now, I can spot some regressions from F17 in this laptop but that is across the board for every distro since 3.5.


                            The first alpha didn't have the firewall control panel, and that freaked me out... but the iso from yesterday has them so I'll be using it from now on. Too bad you can't run off mdns and ssh etc in a live session like you could on f17.


                            I would only like to make a very big suggestion to red hat:

                            In the lxde spin use this theme

                            http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/...-Gallery-3.jpg

                            it makes lxde seem so professional and polished it is a night and day difference from the default themes.

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