Fedora 7 Re-Spin including latest updates

Oct 04, 2007

Fedoras Re-Spins are “new installation versions” including a full set of updates since the official release. The project uses the “Jigdo Method” for a quick download.

Periodic updates aren’t included on the distribution media from the Fedora project. Often, a download of more than a hundred MB is needed to install new packets on a fresh installation . Re-Spin puts this right by including the latest release with updates up to a specific date. The latest Fedora 7 Re-Spin includes all updates up to a specific date of 12 September 2007. The downloadable file contains the DVD and CD images. Supported architectures include i386 and x86_64. The 64 bit image is still in testing. Feedback is requested to the Fedora Unit Bugtracker.

The Re-Spins provided by the community project, are available now as Jigdo files, rather than Bittorrent previously. Jigdo is a GPL software which transfers large volumes of data like ISO images over networks, in a resource saving way. Users have to install the Jigdo client (current version: 0.7.3), which currently uses a shell script for the download; the GUI download manager still isn't ready. On the upside, the Re-Spin download for Fedora is just 296KB.

The Fedora-Re-Spins are provided by the Fedora Unity project, a group inside the Fedora project, which provides the Re-Spins for “from the community, for the community”. The project uses the current packets and processes from the Fedora project for this.

Related content

comments powered by Disqus
Subscribe to our Linux Newsletters
Find Linux and Open Source Jobs
Subscribe to our ADMIN Newsletters

Support Our Work

Linux Magazine content is made possible with support from readers like you. Please consider contributing when you’ve found an article to be beneficial.

Learn More