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Are spins updated at the same time as the main version?

asked 2012-11-01 15:01:17 -0600

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updated 2013-08-28 06:50:31 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

I'm currently using the Main version of Fedora 17, and was wondering if the KDE spin, or all spins in general would get updates as soon as the main version does.

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answered 2013-08-27 17:00:23 -0600

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Yes, the Spins receive updates at the same time as the "main" (default) distro release happens. The Spins are just alternative package selection and default configurations from the "Desktop" release. You can actually look and see the differences between them by installing and checking the contents of the 'spin-kickstarts' package:

yum -y install spin-kickstarts fedora-kickstarts

For README info and such, check out the spin-kickstarts package contents, it's a dependency.

rpm -ql spin-kickstarts

From there look at the different kickstart files.

rpm -ql fedora-kickstarts

For information on kickstarts, search using your favorite provider for "Fedora Kickstart" and there's a really good document on the Wiki (I don't have enough karma to post links yet so I can't post it here).

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answered 2013-09-02 10:52:10 -0600

Schotty gravatar image

Yep, all a spin is compared to stock Fedora is a different choice in default packages. Since they all tie to the same F19/F18 repos, you can consider them identical in that regard.

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