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Fedora 11 Linux Upgrade

Summer 2009

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Firstly, don't panic just let us know. Every effort is made to keep the base installation consistent with previous versions of the distribution. The staff performs core testing for major elements of functionality and usability when upgrades become available. Annual evaluation of fedora upgrades occurs to ensure the distribution is still meeting all department requirements.

Users are strongly encouraged to test drive the beta machines prior to the rollouts so that changes that may effect their common tasks may be uncovered and addressed before the rollout.

Why would a package be missing? Sometimes an open source package is obsoleted and removed from the distribution. Sometimes a decision is made to drop a little used, or no longer needed package. Sometimes the project name of an open source package changes and therefore the package name changes and it may be missed. In virtually all cases if you notice something you use to no longer be available the staff can assist you. If the package is still supported by the distribution (by it's original name or a new name) it can almost always be added. If the package has been dropped by the distribution the staff can usually either advise about an alternative or find a way to help you accomplish what you need so your work in not interrupted due to the upgrade.

Due to the procedural issues with upgrading the inventory of department machines it is always easier to add supported packages before we roll the upgrade into production.


Regardless, we are respectful of the fact that every inconsistency will not be discovered during the beta test-drives. Distributing additional or missing packages after the production rollout usually introduces some delay for availability of the package which is why the beta testing phase is so useful. As always, we appreciate your patience.

-- DaveCostello - 25 Jul 2009

  • inc, rmm, scan, dist -- JoelSeiferas - 22 July 2009
    These are part of nmh, which was installed in /usr/bin -- presumably it should be reinstalled there instead of in /usr/grads/bin? -- JonathanGordon - 24 Jul 2009
    You are right. It looks like nmh didn't make the package install list. This can be added. It doesn't need to go in /usr/grads. -- DaveCostello - 25 Jul 2009
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  • telnet -- MattPost - 14 Sep 2009
    This is really useful for debugging client/server code.
  • git-- MattPost - 14 Sep 2009
    The repository manager.
 
Reinstalled:
  • slime (/usr/grads/share/emacs/site-lisp/slime) -- JonathanGordon - 20 Jul 2009
  • qwho-cpu and qwhere scripts -- JonathanGordon - 22 Jul 2009
 
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