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View Poll Results: Is Fedora Core 5 good?
Excellent! 13 41.94%
Good 7 22.58%
It's okay 9 29.03%
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:32 AM   #16
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Core 5 maintenance is OK#


Like everyone else, the first week of the release, I did a fresh install. A few things were missing. I went to Stanton-Finley's web page and followed the tuning instructions that were there.
Core5 hums. It is solid, and I have tons of software available.
Everything works, DVD burning, CD burning, yum, yumex, kyum, etc.
My predominant use is desktop.

At first I thought that PUP (YUM) was broken, but I let it run for an hour or so. and it came through. I could see the lights on the desktop unit flicker, and that gave me the idea to be patient.

Yumex which does not come with Core5 and kyum provide status bars, and a log, so you can be informed about what is happening.



I have thus no experience with appache or other servers, so I cannot tell you about them.

Leslie
 
Old 06-04-2006, 10:48 PM   #17
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Isn't ONE HOUR too long a time for any software installer? It tests the patience of a user a lot.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 04:07 AM   #18
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The install is running from a ramdisk. The logic therein is to install packages as if they were coming from the net. The procedure is the same as if you had just the kernel, and a software package installer.
The installer has to uncompress the package, test all the pre/co requisites, and then proceed with the install.
It does it in the same way that it would do it, if it is downloading from the net.
In fact, with Core5, you could do a very minimal install, and then use the add/remove software (pirut) to download the latest stuff from the web.

Fedora Core5 now has a web site where you can get up-to-date dvd's, such that with one download, your dvd that you create is as current as the beginning of the month. That new (un)official service will save hours of bandwidth. Do google search for Fedora DVDs
 
  


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