Red Hat Announces Skipjack Public Beta 2

From: Jay Turner 
To: redhat-watch-list@redhat.com
Cc: skipjack-list@redhat.com, enigma-list@redhat.com
Subject: Announcing the second public beta of Red Hat Linux: Skipjack

It's time for another installment of "As The Packages Churn."  In today's
episode, the young Cups McDriver continues her quest to wrestle away control
of Printers, Ltd. from the powerful L.P.R.  Meanwhile a visitor to Skipjack,
Alternatives de Debian, tries to mend fences between Hendrik Postfix and
Pixie Sendmail.  Also Mayor Kernel, still recovering from recent recompiling,
tries to bring peace within the Desktop crime syndicate, as the war for
control escalates between Keyser Denis Edwards and Gnome Widget.

Can the little town of Skipjack survive if Keyser Denis uses the dragon?
What devastation would result from Gnome putting his foot down?  And what
if the lovely Alternatives can't mend the symbolic links which are so much a
part of Hendrik's and Pixie's lives?

All these questions . . . and more . . . are answered in the second public
beta of SKIPJACK.  Much like the first beta, it's packed with the very latest
technology, including:

        - the 2.4.18 kernel
        - XFree86 4.2.0
        - GNOME 1.4, including Evolution
        - Mozilla 0.9.9
        and much, much more

Red Hat does not recommend the use of beta software on mission critical or
production systems.  In fact, all of the bits have been specially marked
"beta" and your machine will know (hope you don't have stairs in your house.)
If/when you find bugs, please report them at:


Please use the "Red Hat Public Beta" product and the "skipjack-beta2"

Also note that upgrades from one beta to another are never supported by Red
Hat.  In particular, upgrades from the first public beta of Skipjack are 
known to cause problems, so please perform a fresh installation.

SKIPJACK can be found at a number of places around the world.  Specifically:


or, at the following mirrors:

North America:
  - ftp://ftp.dulug.duke.edu/pub2/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/
    (http and also rsync access)
  - ftp://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/
  - ftp://mirror.hiwaay.net/redhat/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/
  - ftp://limestone.uoregon.edu/redhat/beta/skipjack/
  - ftp://ftp.shuttleamerica.com/pub/mirrors/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/
    (also rsync access)
  - ftp://mirror.cs.princeton.edu/pub/mirrors/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/
  - ftp://mirror.pa.msu.edu/linux/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/ (http)
  - ftp://csociety-ftp.ecn.purdue.edu/pub/redhat/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/
  - ftp://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/linux/redhat/beta/skipjack/

  - ftp://ftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/redhat-ftp/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/
  - ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/os/Linux/distributions/redhat/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/
  - ftp://ftp.linux.cz/pub/linux/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/
  - ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at/pub/linux/redhat.com/dist/linux/beta/skipjack/
    (http and also rsync access)
  - ftp://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz/MIRRORS/ftp.redhat.com/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/
    (also rsync access)
  - ftp://tux.cprm.net/pub/ftp.redhat.com/beta/skipjack/ (http)
  - ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/ 
  - ftp://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/Linux/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/
    (also rsync access)
  - ftp://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/

  - ftp://planetmirror.com/pub/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/

  - ftp://ftp.kddlabs.co.jp/Linux/packages/redhat/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/
    (also rsync access)

or check http://www.redhat.com/download/mirror.html for a mirror near

For discussions of SKIPJACK, send mail to:



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


Some details:

c9c222a7f75f372fcbc977ba28291f5c  Skipjack-i386-disc1.iso
dd00bffbabd2a54041e88a6ad577a43a  Skipjack-i386-disc2.iso
6872248f44b4d3c38138f42ba4c977de  Skipjack-i386-disc3.iso
75975b2ea84121b003575b22aedf45b6  Skipjack-i386-disc4.iso
d8bc784d6fa7e5283dd4d84937533a9d  Skipjack-i386-disc5.iso

-rw-r--r--   668368896 Skipjack-i386-disc1.iso
-rw-r--r--   666304512 Skipjack-i386-disc2.iso
-rw-r--r--   507871232 Skipjack-i386-disc3.iso
-rw-r--r--   584712192 Skipjack-i386-disc4.iso
-rw-r--r--   621379584 Skipjack-i386-disc5.iso

Jay Turner, QA Manager          jkt@redhat.com               Red Hat, Inc. 

      No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
      a single experiment can prove me wrong.   -- Albert Einstein 

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