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== Fedora 10 Earlybird FAQ ==
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== {{FedoraVersion|long|next}} Earlybird FAQ ==
  
=== '''Q:''' Can I update the Fedora 10 Beta/Snap#/Preview release to the '''final''' F10 release? ===
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=== '''Q:''' Can I update the {{FedoraVersion|long|next}} Alpha/Beta/Snap#/Preview release to the '''final''' {{FedoraVersion|long|next}} release? ===
'''A:''' Yes. A few days before F10 is finally [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/10/Schedule released], at 10am EST, there will be an updated "fedora-release" package which will change your release name from Rawhide to the final (Cambridge), and more importantly, change your package repositories from rawhide to stable.
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'''A:''' Yes. A few days before {{FedoraVersion|short|next}} is finally [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/{{FedoraVersion||next}}/Schedule released], at 10am EST, there will be an updated "fedora-release" package which will change your release name from Rawhide to the final {{FedoraVersion|full|next}}, and more importantly, change your package repositories from rawhide to stable.
  
{{admon/important|Rawhide detritus|While upgrading from rawhide to final will work OK most of the time, there may be some corner case issues with bad interim rawhide updates leaving the system in a different state than a final clean install, or even a regular F9 to F10 upgrade (or preupgrade).}}
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{{admon/important|Rawhide detritus|While upgrading from rawhide to final will work OK most of the time, there may be some corner case issues with bad interim rawhide updates leaving the system in a different state than a final clean install, or even a regular {{FedoraVersion|short}} to {{FedoraVersion|short|next}} upgrade (or preupgrade).}}
{{admon/caution|"fedora-release" changes to F11 Rawhide a few weeks after release|If you delay updating too long after F10 is released, you may miss the final F10 "fedora-release" transition package, and instead of going from F10 Rawhide to F10 Cambridge, you will go from F10 Rawhide to F11 Rawhide.}}
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{{admon/caution|"fedora-release" changes back to Rawhide a few weeks after release|If you delay updating too long after {{FedoraVersion|short|next}} is released, you may miss the final {{FedoraVersion|short|next}} "fedora-release" transition package, and instead of going from Rawhide to {{FedoraVersion|full|next}}, you will remain on Rawhide.}}
  
=== '''Q:''' I found a Fedora 10 ISO leak before release day! Is it legit or is it exploited? ===
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=== '''Q:''' I found a {{FedoraVersion|long|next}} ISO leak before release day! Is it legit or is it exploited? ===
 
'''A:''' The only way to know for sure is to [http://fedoraproject.org/en/verify verify] the leaked SHA1SUM's GPG signature (if available) with the official [https://fedoraproject.org/static/fedora.gpg Fedora GPG key]. If you can't, or won't do this, it's safer to just be patient and wait for release day. Also note that even if the early leak does check out, it might not be the FINAL release, as fedora has in the past re-pushed out last-minute final-final releases.
 
'''A:''' The only way to know for sure is to [http://fedoraproject.org/en/verify verify] the leaked SHA1SUM's GPG signature (if available) with the official [https://fedoraproject.org/static/fedora.gpg Fedora GPG key]. If you can't, or won't do this, it's safer to just be patient and wait for release day. Also note that even if the early leak does check out, it might not be the FINAL release, as fedora has in the past re-pushed out last-minute final-final releases.
  
=== '''Q:''' I avoided F9 because there was no proprietary ATI display driver available. Is this fixed? ===
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=== '''Q:''' I avoided Fedora 9 because there was no proprietary ATI display driver available. Is this fixed? ===
 
'''A:''' No. Please contact ATI. There's nothing Fedora can do about a closed-source driver.
 
'''A:''' No. Please contact ATI. There's nothing Fedora can do about a closed-source driver.

Revision as of 21:58, 7 November 2008

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Fedora 21 Earlybird FAQ

Q: Can I update the Fedora 21 Alpha/Beta/Snap#/Preview release to the final Fedora 21 release?

A: Yes. A few days before F21 is finally released, at 10am EST, there will be an updated "fedora-release" package which will change your release name from Rawhide to the final Fedora 21 (TBA), and more importantly, change your package repositories from rawhide to stable.

Important.png
Rawhide detritus
While upgrading from rawhide to final will work OK most of the time, there may be some corner case issues with bad interim rawhide updates leaving the system in a different state than a final clean install, or even a regular F20 to F21 upgrade (or preupgrade).
Stop (medium size).png
"fedora-release" changes back to Rawhide a few weeks after release
If you delay updating too long after F21 is released, you may miss the final F21 "fedora-release" transition package, and instead of going from Rawhide to Fedora 21 (TBA), you will remain on Rawhide.

Q: I found a Fedora 21 ISO leak before release day! Is it legit or is it exploited?

A: The only way to know for sure is to verify the leaked SHA1SUM's GPG signature (if available) with the official Fedora GPG key. If you can't, or won't do this, it's safer to just be patient and wait for release day. Also note that even if the early leak does check out, it might not be the FINAL release, as fedora has in the past re-pushed out last-minute final-final releases.

Q: I avoided Fedora 9 because there was no proprietary ATI display driver available. Is this fixed?

A: No. Please contact ATI. There's nothing Fedora can do about a closed-source driver.