[clug] Fedora Core and Debian

Daniel Smith drs at dreamcraft.com.au
Mon Mar 1 04:44:21 GMT 2004

On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 12:02:10PM +1100 or thereabouts, Edgecombe, Scott wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am just about ready to perform a wipe and reinstall on some systems in
> my home net. On my desktop I currently run a Debian-ised version of RH9.
> This gives me access to Debian package management and repositories as
> well as supporting the legacy RPM stuff. It also gives me good driver
> support.
> I was looking at Fedora Core as a replacement that I would then hack
> over to get the Debian stuff I want, or to go all out for Debian.
> Can anyone tell me what constitutes a stable release of Fedora? 
> (The FAQ's don't give a clear def.)
> Is Core 1 regarded as stable? 

I've been running it as my work desktop since it's release.

Rhythmbox seems to be flakey as, but apart from that
it seems fine.

> Is 'Core 2 - Testing' an equivalent to Debian 'testing' or is it more
> like 'unstable'.

Unstable on a bad day, judging by reports.

> How much was lost from the OS when RH dropped it?

Anything that would be in nonfree/non-US.

So java, mpeg or similarly patent encumbered went.

Fortunately apt pointed at the livna.org repository fixes much. :-)


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