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Fedora 9 Alpha Pre-Release Test Coordination

Current Testing Tree

Rawhide is the current testing tree. You can install from one of your local mirrors or build your own ISOs if you need installation media.

Release Criteria and Feature Status

  • ["QA/ReleaseCriteria"]
  • ["Releases/9/FeatureList"]

Major Changes

  • New device encryption and partition resizing support in anaconda - please test if possible!

Known Issues

There was the blocker bug for the Alpha release release: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=f9alpha . Any open bugs on this list are known issues at the time F9 Alpha shipped.

New bugs should be filed here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi?product=Fedora&version=rawhide

  • Firstboot does not offer to create a user account (fixed in rawhide)
  • Log in as root and create a user (System -> Administration -> Users and Groups)
  • "Shut down" and "Restart" options on login screen don't work
  • dmraid not detected during install
  • rescue with encrypted block devices does not work
  • upgrades may fail to find /boot partition - boot with updates=http://people.redhat.com/clumens/f9a-updates.img

Status Whiteboard

These are notes on issues we've encountered that may not be on the blocker list yet. We're in the process of investigating them - bugs will be filed soon.

  • intel video: switching between X and text mode can cause X to lock up
  • intel video: using DRI / OpenGL causes X to lock up (maybe? needs retesting)
  • radeon video may not work

Blocker Bugs

For reference, here are the Blocker and Target bugs for this release:


Installation Test Matrix

The following is a list of things which need to be tested to help ensure a valid tree.


Install Type Install Arch Install Details Install Notes
Upgrade Any Test upgrade from previous release, ensure necessary things blacklisted (yum list extras) Traceback upgrading bootloader config: #430811
Upgrade Any Test upgrade from oldest supported release, ensure necessary things blacklisted (yum list extras) Traceback upgrading bootloader config: #430811
Upgrade Any Test multi-repo upgrade Traceback upgrading bootloader config: #430811
Install Any Test multi-repo installs
Text mode FTP/HTTP Any Ensure text mode with minstg2 sane x86_64
SELinux check All Need to ensure that fresh installs of all arches come up without any SELinux AVC errors i386
VNC Any Make sure vnc installs work with connect parameters, password param, or none at all x86_64 no args
Any All Make sure default install doesn't include -devel packages selinux-policy-devel and libgdiplus-devel show up
DVD All Media Check Passes i386, x86_64 OK. Progress meter does not change, but media check works: #431138
CD All Media Check Passes
USB Any Test installation onto removable media.
Live Image size All Make sure i386 images fit on CD
Kickstart Any Make sure that kickstart works "user" command causes tracebacks: #428891
Resizing NTFS i386 Make sure resizing NTFS works without breaking Windows Needs a CHKDSK but otherwise fine
Resizing ext3 Any Make sure ext3 partitions can be resized without breaking existing Linux install

Test Matrix

Install Source Install Type Arches Completed Install Notes
CD Random Package Selection
CD Full
CD Default
CD Minimal
DVD Random Package Selection x86_64
DVD Full
DVD Default i386(kvm)
DVD Minimal i386 Selected only Base, but still got GNOME - i386 and x86_64
NFS Default x86_64
NFS ISO Default x86_64
HTTP Default with 256megs of ram i386
FTP Default with 256megs of ram
Harddrive (ISO set) Default i386 Installer fails to find repomd.xml and aborts after formatting partition(s): #431132
Live Image N/A
Any Xen install
Any KVM install x86_64, i386
Any ipv6 install
Any dmraid install Installer doesn't see dmraid device 429713
Any dmraid rescue Doesn't work with encrypted devices 430786
Any mdraid rescue Doesn't work with encrypted devices 430786
Any normal rescue x86_64(no encrypted devices) Doesn't work with encrypted devices 430786