Bug 323911 - FutureFeature request to revive CD ISOs for install
Summary: FutureFeature request to revive CD ISOs for install
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Cantrell
QA Contact: Bill Nottingham
Depends On:
Blocks: F9Blocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-08 21:57 UTC by Mark
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:08 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-12-21 22:54:01 UTC
Type: ---

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bittorrent download in progress (57.40 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-10-08 21:57 UTC, Mark
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Description Mark 2007-10-08 21:57:32 UTC
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:

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 21:57:32 UTC
Created attachment 220221 [details]
bittorrent download in progress

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2007-10-09 14:28:49 UTC
At this point, it's a bit late for F8.

Comment 3 Mark 2007-10-09 15:32:48 UTC
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 20:46:09 UTC
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 22:54:01 UTC
Pungi set to do CD isos for Fedora 9.

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