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What is the state of the server version

asked 2016-07-25 10:29:14 -0500

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Since the single Fedora installation was split into Workstation, Server, and Cloud, I was wondering if the installed systems differ in any central point. When I read the Server Proposal Wiki page [0], I expect at least the repositories to be different due to statements like

However, at Fedora 23, we release "Fedora Server 1.0". At this time, we agree to freeze the interfaces and make clear demands on backwards-compatibility. For the remaining life of Fedora Server 1.x, it will be a stable platform (and understood to be extremely conservative with its updates).

Did this really happen? I cannot find any difference regarding the repositories. And I can't find any Fedora Server version number such as "1.0" or "1.1".

Are there any plans to let the installers actually install different systems? Or will it remain as it is (i.e. only different preinstalled packages, etc).


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Those plans have not been implemented yet. Fedora Workstation and Server are fed by the same repositories. So, a server can quickly become a Workstation, and you can install all sort of server services on your Workstation without modifying your software repositories.

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answered 2016-07-26 12:54:37 -0500

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Each product does have different install media, different package sets, and even different default file systems for installation. On Fedora 24 for example, most of the LVM VG is empty to permit it to be autoconfigured for LVM thin provisioning for Docker usages as a backing store, or for the user to manually grow root, or create a new LV for other uses without having to back track. Also XFS is the default file system for Server, while it's ext4 for Workstation. The main way to interact with Workstation is via GNOME shell, and for Server it's via the Cockpit web interface.

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