Red Hat Bugzilla – Full Text Bug Listing
|Summary:||FutureFeature request to revive CD ISOs for install|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Mark <7ijkzi502>|
|Component:||distribution||Assignee:||David Cantrell <dcantrell>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Bill Nottingham <notting>|
|Version:||8||CC:||dcantrell, katzj, rvokal|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2007-12-21 17:54:01 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:|
Description Mark 2007-10-08 17:57:32 EDT
Description of problem: This is not a bug, this is a FutureFeature request. I am hoping to revive the CD ISO distribution in future releases. I do understand there are workarounds for using a DVD iso and will use those workarounds if I have to. With the release of Fedora 7, I find myself a little stuck. I am probably a minority of users, but I support a handful of computers that all suffer in the same category. All of them are old crummy hardware with only dialup connections. In the past, the way I managed to upgrade these systems was to have someone with bandwidth mail me a set of CDs. I then upgraded each of these in place and ran yum updates at night for days on end to get them up to date. This leaves you with a working system from the start and eventually gets you a working/fully patched system. Since the hardware is pretty old, none of these have DVD drives. In fact, a few of them are probably worth less than the cost of a DVD drive. All of these computers are in rural areas where dialup is the one and only choice. (Ok, I could get satellite, but with fair use policies, I still could not download the DVD ISO.) Since I cannot import the data on disk, this means I have to download the releases over dialup. At the current rate, I am expecting this to take almost a month to download via bittorrent -- using phone lines only at night. I realize I could use the Live CD, but I suspect the live CD upgrade over dialup would be more intrusive to both the voice line and the computer than a gradual download of the DVD iso. I do not pretend to know how much of a pain it is to manage the CD ISO distribution. I am sure it is easier to manage/maintain a single DVD than to split things into multiple CD packages. If this is a royal pain, feel free to tell me to join the 21st century and upgrade hardware. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): This applies to all releases from F7 on up How reproducible: always Steps to Reproduce: 1. go to http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/ 2. look for CD ISOs Actual results: No ISOs are there. Expected results: Additional info:
Comment 1 Mark 2007-10-08 17:57:32 EDT
Created attachment 220221 [details] bittorrent download in progress
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2007-10-09 10:28:49 EDT
At this point, it's a bit late for F8.
Comment 3 Mark 2007-10-09 11:32:48 EDT
I suspected I was too late for F8. Is this even a feasible request? I understand I am probably a tiny slice of the Fedora target market and I cannot really say I know how much of a pain it is to split packages into multiple CDs. If this is not feasible, I understand.
Comment 4 Jesse Keating 2007-10-10 16:46:09 EDT
Unfortunately it's probably feasible. It looks like per Fedora Board direction will be re-introducing CD media in F9.
Comment 5 Jesse Keating 2007-12-21 17:54:01 EST
Pungi set to do CD isos for Fedora 9.