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Red Hat: Announcing the Third Test Release of Fedora Core 2

Apr 28, 2004, 02:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Nottingham)
"If I'm curt with you, it's because time is a factor. I think fast, I type fast, and I need you guys to act fast if you want to get the best out of this. So, pretty please, with sugar on top, try the test release!"

Yes, it's time for the third and final test release of Fedora Core 2.

Notable changes in this release include:

  • SELinux is now disabled by default. If you'd like to install with SELinux support, pass 'selinux' to the installer. Bug reports about the behavior and support of SELinux are certainly still welcome; we're still working on it.
  • The 'CD1 won't boot' issue appears to be resolved. Any reports of continued failure are certainly appreciated.
  • Please check the included translations for correctness and sanity. Anaconda now installs in 31 languages.

Problems with Fedora Core 2 test 3 should be reported via bugzilla, at:


Please report bugs against 'Fedora Core', release 'test3'.

For more information on just what the Fedora Project and Fedora Core is, please see:


For discussion of Fedora Core 2, Test 3, send mail to:




in the subject line. You can leave the body empty. Or see:


As always, you can get Fedora Core test releases at redhat.com, specifically:


and at the following mirrors:

More mirrors will come online in the near future; check:


for a list of mirrors that carry Fedora Core.

One additional feature provided by the Linux community is the availability of Fedora Core releases via BitTorrent.


See http://torrent.dulug.duke.edu/ for other forms, including SRPMS and the DVD iso.

RPMS for Red Hat Linux 7.3 through 9 and Fedora Core 1 of BitTorrent are available from:


Usage is simple:

btdownloadcurses.py --url http://URL.torrent

Allow incoming TCP 6881 - 6889 to join the torrent swarm.