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Old 08-22-2011, 03:14 AM   #1
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Who can tell me an now being maintained fedora 12 yum repository?


I want to update my fedora 12 system, thanks!
 
Old 08-22-2011, 03:39 AM   #2
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Hi,

Fedora 12 is not being maintained any more and is thus unsuported: Fedora 12 Release Schedule

You might want to think about upgrading to a newer version (15 is the latest stable).

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:43 AM   #3
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Fedora 12 will be maintained until a month after the release of Fedora 14.

Now that time is past, there is no offical support for it. I haven't searched, but I doubt a third party will pick up support.

Your best option is to upgrade to the current Fedora release.

If you want a distro that is supported longer and is similar to Fedora look at Scientific Linux or CentOS

EDIT: That'll teach me to grab a brew between reading and answering a post!
 
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:46 AM   #4
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The "Long Term Supported" versions of Fedora 12 are

1) CentOS 6 http://www.centos.org/

2) Scientific Linux SL6 http://www.scientificlinux.org/
 
Old 08-22-2011, 09:14 AM   #5
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Thanks for your replies. Because I had a project which is developed in fedora 12 environment, there are many specified version dynamic libraries that my project depended on. So, I just want to know if I can update my fedora 12 just like fedora 15. It seems it is difficult to achieve this. Maybe I should adopt your suggestions and transfer my project to fedora 15 or CentOS 6 or Scientific Linux SL6. Thanks again!
Regards!
 
Old 08-22-2011, 08:21 PM   #6
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The Fedora series is (effectively) RH's R&D distro, and each version only lasts about 12-13 mths (?).
For long term stability/updates, go Centos or SL as above.
Note however, that these are free versions of RHEL, not Fedora, although obviously strong similarities. See eg the wikipedia articles on each for more detail.
HTH
 
Old 08-23-2011, 02:14 AM   #7
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I just want to know if I can update my fedora 12 just like fedora 15. It seems it is difficult to achieve this.
a Upgrade to 15 skipping 13,14 - not going to work well

the default hdd format changed from ext2 or ext3 to ext4
gnome changed MAJOR versions
15 uses a different bootloader ,... and so on.

do a fresh new install after reformatting
as to versions of *.so's ?? unknown
but seeing as the version of gcc went from 4.1 to 4.5
there will be a lot of code rewriting to comply with gcc4.5
so you might as well tackle the *.so issue with it.
 
  


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