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Fedora 8 Pre-Release Test Coordination

This page contains some installation tests that should be performed before Fedora 8.

Stop (medium size).png This page will change rapidly as tests are performed, and the test matrix could be expanded depending on test needs. You've been warned!

Current Testing Tree

The current public release candidate is RC3, which is available on

The final set of images (RC5) includes fixes for the bugs noted below. Current Rawhide includes these fixes also, so - if possible - use rawhide for testing instead of the RC3 images.

Release Criteria and Feature Status

  • ["QA/ReleaseCriteria"]
  • ["Releases/8/FeatureList"]

Major Changes Since Test3

  • Bugfixes, bugfixes, bugfixes.

Known Issues

Blocker bug list:

File new bugs here:

Status Whiteboard

These are notes on issues we've encountered that may not be on the blocker list yet.

  • #362721 : rhgb crashing/getting stuck on first boot. Still tracing this one; a reboot fixes the problem. Fixed: reverted to known-good rhgb-0.17.7-3.fc8 for F8 release
  • #357401 : Install failure with dmraid and live image. Fixed in anaconda-
  • #344181 : System failing filesystem check on first boot and dropping to text mode root prompt. Related to previous rhgb bug, fixed in final release.

Blocker Bugs

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

Any proposed changes to the distribution at this point should fix a bug on one of these lists.

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)
Upgrade Any Test upgrade from oldest supported release, ensure necessary things blacklisted (yum list extras)
Upgrade Any Test multi-repo upgrade Both Static IP and DHCP
Install Any Test multi-repo installs Both Static IP and DHCP (DHCP tested)
Text mode FTP/HTTP Any Ensure text mode with minstg2 sane
SELinux check All Need to ensure that fresh installs of all arches come up without any SELinux AVC errors i386, ppc
No-SELinux check All Ensure that installs with 'selinux=0' succeed and the installed system runs OK i386, ppc
VNC Any Make sure vnc installs work with connect parameters, password param, or none at all vnc, vncpasswd
Any All Make sure default install doesn't include -devel packages i386, x86_64, ppc
DVD All Media Check Passes i386, x86_64, ppc
USB Any Test installation onto removable media. i386, x86_64
Live Image size All Make sure i386 images fit on CD Works for f13 (but not wwoods?)
Kickstart Any Make sure that kickstart works i386, x86_64, ppc

Test Matrix

Install Source Install Type Arches Completed Install Notes
DVD Random Package Selection i386, x86_64, ppc
DVD Full i386, x86_64
DVD Default i386, x86_64, ppc
DVD Minimal i386, x86_64
NFS Default
NFS ISO Default i386, x86_64, ppc
HTTP Default with 256megs of ram
FTP Default with 256megs of ram
Harddrive Default
Live Image N/A i386, x86_64
Any Xen install x86_64
Any KVM install i386, x86_64
Any ipv6 install
Any dmraid install
Any dmraid rescue
Any mdraid rescue i386, x86_64 raid1 /boot, raid0 /
Any normal rescue x86_64