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Fedora 8 Test 1 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.

A release candidate tree (isos of rawhide) is continually kept here .

Release Criteria and Feature Status

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

Major Changes

  • The method which anaconda uses to populate the install images has changed and thus any issues with files missing from the installer images need to be pointed out. Loudly.

Known Issues

There is a blocker bug for this test release:

New bugs should be filed here:

Status Whiteboard

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

  • boot.iso doesn't boot on some i386/x86_64 machines (Mostly Dell) (#249597 ) ** SOLVED **
  • netbooting or adding vmlinuz/initrd to a pre-existing grub.conf works OK.
  • firstboot traces back before you get to create a user due to a system-config-securitylevel bug (#247863 ) ** SOLVED **
  • You can still log in as root and create a user that way.
  • PPC loader SIGSEGV. Most likely keysymbols. Anaconda team is working on it. #249881 ** SOLVED **
  • RHGB will not launch; bug #250047 ** SOLVED **
  • Adding a repo (at least from DVD install method) leads to traceback during install; bug #249908
  • Unable to use IDE disk in some ppc (ppc64?); bug #250130
  • selinux unsable on ppc; ppc32 binaries compiled with wrong options and require things selinux rightfully denies.
  • You can work around by booting with 'enforcing=0'

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) i386 Some upgrade path issues
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 Traceback when using DVD or iso media
Text mode FTP/HTTP Any Ensure text mode with minstg2 sane i386 passed
SELinux check All Need to ensure that fresh installs of all arches come up without any SELinux AVC errors x86_64 passed
VNC Any Make sure vnc installs work with connect parameters, password param, or none at all i386 (vncconnect), x86_64 (vncpassword)
Any All Make sure default install doesn't include -devel packages perl-devel and python-devel are currently getting installed
DVD All Media Check Passes i386, x86_64, ppc
USB Any Test installation onto removable media. Installation works, may need rescuing to be bootable?
LiveCD All LiveCD actually fits on a CD i386(Fedora)
Kickstart Any Make sure that kickstart works. i386 http passed

Test Matrix

Install Source Install Type Arches Completed Install Notes
DVD Random Package Selection i386 some ppc not possible (#250130 )
DVD Full traceback on x86_64 trying to add kde-i18n-Arabic - #250693
DVD Default i386 x86_64 some ppc not possible (#250130 )
DVD Minimal i386 x86_64 some ppc not possible (#250130 )
NFS Default i386 x86_64 ppc ppc needs 'enforcing=0'
NFS ISO Default i386 x86_64
HTTP Default with 256megs of ram x86_64 freezes when searching for old installations
FTP Default with 256megs of ram
Harddrive Default
!LiveImage N/A i386(Fedora) x86_64(Fedora)
Any Xen install
Any KVM install i386 x86_64
Any ipv6 install x86_64 http over ipv6
Any dmraid install x86_64 nvidia mirror
Any dmraid rescue x86_64 nvidia mirror
Any mdraid install i386,x86_64 First boot fails due to initrd missing mdadm - see bug #249587
Any mdraid rescue
Any normal rescue i386 x86_64