On 01/26/2011 06:26 PM, Henry Nestler wrote:
> On 26.01.2011 18:19, Bill C Riemers wrote:
>> It looks like most of the image builds for coLinux desperately need updating. For example, the last Fedora image I built was Fedora 10. Since Fedora 10 has been end-of-life for more than a year now, the scripts for installing gnome no-longer work.
>> The problem of course is that coLinux does not support 64 bit operating systems. I retired my last 32 bit Windows machine 2 years ago. As such I am unable to run coLinux to build a newer image.
>> So I have two requests:
>> 1. Can we depreciate the links to the Fedora builds. I added a readme file to the image directory that tells users they are end of life, but since you have scroll down to see the readme, many users will probably waste time downloading the images before noticing the readme.
> I can rename the folder like "Fedora 10 (depreciate)".
> Or I can move all folders into a subfolder "depreciate"?
> Fedora 11 exist here:
Ironically, some of the older builds are probably more useful than this build. The fundamental problem is that sometime after the a release is end of life, the update repositories are cleared. e.g.
You'll see currently anything earlier than Fedora 12 is just directory structures and maybe a repo file with broken links. Some of the older Fedora builds might be useful, because they were non-minimal. Which means they might have the packages a person needs already installed. The Fedora 11 build is very minimal, so it is probably no more useful than a busybox system.
A good lesson here, is it is probably a good idea to make sure Fedora builds have preupgrade installed on them, so at least they can be upgraded to a more current build after end of life. Of course, it is possible to upgrade the repositories by hand and upgrade with yum. But in the end it is probably about the same level of effort as doing a fresh image.