Skip to comments.Fedora 17 Final is declared GOLD!
Posted on 05/29/2012 9:14:13 AM PDT by re_nortex
At the Fedora 17 Final Go/No-Go meeting today, the F17 Final Release (RC4) was declared GOLD and ready for GA on May 29, 2012. Thanks to everyone who came today, and to everyone who helped get the Beefy Miracle ready for public devouring. :)
The biggest modification at the filesystem level is that these directories are now symlinks:
/bin => /usr/bin /lib => /usr/lib /sbin => /usr/sbin /var/lock => /run/lock /var/run => /run
Care must be taken to handle this rather disruptive (but ultimately for the better) change. The steps to handle this via dracut are here.
Also see this thread
I guess the thread is not about hats making a come back
I’ll be doing the same - yum in place upgrade. Just not today ;)
My webserver is still on Fedora 12. That would require a lot of upgrades.
The comment about FedGov servers using suspect DNS servers (in your article) has me calling BS. They'd be using internal DNS servers in the first palce (or should be), second--if they know the problem, then they would have already fixed it.
Personally, I tend to let my servers stay old and stable. My main server is still on Red Hat 9 but with my own roll-your-own upgrades built from source (but then packaged into RPM form) for services such as apache, sendmail and bind to stay current. And X in any form (XFree or Xorg) has never been on any of my servers. In fact, the only editor I have them is "ed". In the event someone cracks into the system, they'll be so puzzled by its "interface" (to use the term loosely), maybe they'll just give up and go away. :-)
On my desktop systems, I stay quite current. That's why the transition from FC16 to FC17 was painless. It's evolved over the years from Fedora Core 1, upgrading incrementally when each release went gold.
I guess you could say that with servers, I'm a staunch Conservative but I'm a radical liberal (in the non-political sense of that word, of course) with my client-side units. :-)
thank you. I don’t understand a LOT of this sort of thing and really feel pretty helpless for most things.
I’ll stick with my Debian flavored Knoppix, (Knoppix flavored Debian?) thank you very much.
(just finished changing from Windows 7 to Knoppix)
I’ve worked with Knoppix on and off for almost a decade and it is unbelievable how far the OS has come.
I would assume Fedora has made similar strides.