Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 378611
Missing fedora-8-gold, f8 config files
Last modified: 2008-02-18 19:10:46 EST
Probably on all platforms.
I ran into a bug with the livecd that has since been fixed in kernel. This led
me to try a respin which led me to discover that the necessary revisor support
to accomplish the respin doesn't exist yet.
Being intrepid, I went and grabbed the in-progress versions from the git repo.
This in turn led me to discover some bugs in the *production* comps file; there
are mandatory packages iprutils and yaboot that are present in the SRPMS tree
but are missing in the binary RPM tree on both the publicly served tree and the
I want to suggest two things here:
1. Getting those config files out should be high priority because the livecd is
broken; there is a piix SATA problem that also existed in F7 and (judging by
google) is being seen all over as people try to install on current core2duo
laptops. I see that the needed update is in koji. Not clear if it's done, but if
it is it would be good to fast-track it.
2. In future, Fedora should not go to release until it has been confirmed that
the initial release can be successfully respun. This would have caught the
missing packages, and therefore serves as a useful QA validation. It also
ensures that people can rev their way out of any errors that may ship with the
The missing configuration files are released with revisor-2.0.5-7, pending to be
pushed to updates/ (https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2007-2960)
Great. There was something else -- let me know if you want me to file another bug.
I had grabbed those files from git and tried them. Ran into two problems:
1. revisor incorrectly complains that packages are missing when they aren't. The
packages in question are designated mandatory in the comps file but are not
applicable to the i386 target. Possibly revisor isn't doing the target
architecture check, or isn't doing it right.
2. building a respin live-dvd with --live-optical, complaining of lack of space
on loop-mounted target ISO fs.
Since I was kludging about, item  may well be my fault, and I will retry when
the RPM update gets out. Item  seems like a bug. Want a separate report?
In connection with the target architecture issue, see dcantrell's comments in
Revisor complaints correctly about the packages missing. These packages are in
comps.xml as mandatory or default packages but are not available in the
repositories. Revisor will need to complain about these packages missing because
they have been selected in kickstart, via groups or directly.
Revisor 2.1.0 will not warn about packages missing from the @core group though: