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PSA: Don’t fedup to Fedora 21 right now

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It’s probably not a good idea to try and upgrade to Fedora 21 with fedup right now.

Currently Fedora 21 has a build of systemd that includes a new feature that was added upstream after the release of 216, which is intended to time out system startup if it’s not complete after 15 minutes – the idea being to avoid things like your laptop melting / starting a fire in your bag if it gets accidentally powered on, stuff like that.

Unfortunately, turns out that having a timeout that hard powers down the system if boot hasn’t completed after 15 minutes doesn’t work very well with fedup, because while fedup’s actual ‘install the updated packages’ step is running, systemd considers that boot has not ‘completed’. So if you try and fedup to Fedora 21 using a fedup environment that has the affected systemd build (like the one in the Beta tree, and also in the current 21 ‘stable’ tree), and your ‘install updated packages’ boot takes more than 15 minutes, it’ll just suddenly cut off and shut down. Obviously, there’s quite a high chance that’ll leave the system in a broken state.

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Fedora 21 Beta status is Go, release on November 4, 2014

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At the Fedora 21 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting #3 that just occurred, it was agreed to Go with the Fedora 21 Beta by Fedora QA, Release Engineering and Development.

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Open source software firm Red Hat looks to grow its shared-services base and add more jobs

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Open source software company Red Hat expects big business in India as the government kick-starts its investment in IT and number of startups in the country grows and also expects to grow its shared-services base in India.

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RedHat Software Collections 1.2 Adds GCC 4.9, Nginx 1.6

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Red Hat has released their third update to their "Software Collections" that provide updated development tools/packages to RHEL6/RHEL7 users as an alternative to their default packages.

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Ubuntu & SUSE & CentOS, Oh My!

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It's Halloween week, and the big names in Linux are determined not to disappoint the trick-or-treaters. No less than three mainline distributions have released new versions this week, led by perennially-loved-and-hated crowd favourite Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 14.10, better-known by its nom de womb "Utopic Unicorn", hit the streets last Thursday. It appears to be a mostly update release, with more of the release announcement's ink devoted to parent-company Canonical's "Canonical Distribution of Ubuntu Openstack" than to Utopic's "latest and greatest open source technologies". Among those, the v3.16 kernel has been included, as well as updated versions of GTK, Qt, Firefox, LibreOffice, Juju, Docker, MAAS, and of course, Unity. Full details can be found in the official release notes.

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Red Hat begins offering free OpenShift to startups

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Red Hat is looking to lure startups to its web of services with a new program that gives budding businesses free access to OpenShift Online, Red Hat's public cloud app development platform.

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ownCloud updates for Fedora 19 and EPEL 6

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Hi, folks. Instead of relval (for a change) I spent some of my non-work time today working on ownCloud packaging (I’m the owner/’primary contact’/whatever for the ownCloud package, these days).

I’ve been in touch with ownCloud’s awesome security folk, Lukas Reschke, recently, and he confirmed that the ownCloud version currently in Fedora 19 and EPEL 6 – 4.5.13 – is known to have some security vulnerabilities. It’s also unmaintained and is very unlikely to be upgradable directly to ownCloud 7, so I really needed to Do Something for folks on those releases.

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[systemd-devel] [ANNOUNCE] systemd 217

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Heya,

Many new features, even more bugfixes!

http://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/systemd-217.tar.xz

CHANGES WITH 217:

* journalctl gained the new options -t/--identifier= to match
on the syslog identifier (aka "tag"), as well as --utc to
show log timestamps in the UTC timezone. journalctl now also
accepts -n/--lines=all to disable line capping in a pager.

* Services can notify the manager before they start a reload
(by sending RELOADING=1) or shutdown (by sending
STOPPING=1). This allows the manager to track and show the
internal state of daemons and closes a race condition when
the process is still running but has closed its D-Bus
connection.

* Services with Type=oneshot do not have to have any ExecStart
commands anymore.

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Release for CentOS-6.6 i386 and x86_64

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We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.6 and
install media for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. Release Notes for 6.6
are available at http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS6.6 -
we recommend everyone review these release notes.

CentOS-6.6 is based on source code released by Red Hat, Inc. for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux. All upstream variants have been placed into one combined
repository to make it easier for end users. Workstation, server, and
minimal
installs can all be done from our combined repository.

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Fedora 21 Beta slips by one week

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The Fedora 21 Beta release, originally slated for 28 October, has slipped by one week. It is now targeted for the first week of November.

The decision was made at the last go/no-go meeting, due to several accepted blockers against the beta release. You can see the buglist with proposed and accepted blockers for the beta.

The next go/no-go meeting is scheduled for 30 October at 17:00 UTC in the #fedora-meeting-2 channel on Freenode.

All milestones and tasks are pushed back by one week, including the final release. The schedule is available on the Fedora wiki. If the schedule does not slip farther, the final freeze will be on 25 November, with the final release scheduled for 9 December.

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