PHP4 on Fedora Core 6

The need for PHP4 has not changed much since Fedora Core 5 (FC5). Hence I have taken the time to update the SRC.RPM that I had originally distributed for FC5 to support Fedora Core 6 (FC6). Included are several security updates as well. FC5 users who used this file previously should update.

The updated source RPM package is provided on the following guide:

PHP4 on Fedora Core 6

Steps provided should work for FC6, FC5 as well as FC4. Although no testing was done for FC4. There are some precompiled binary RPM’s provided as well. (The binaries MAY be out of date.)

As always, these have only minimal testing by myself. Furthermore, please take care when using these files on production servers.

Fedora Core 6 Released

After some rather clunky Test releases, buggy installers and 3 delays, Fedora Core 6 “Zod” is finally released!

The full list of features can be found on the FC6 Release Summary.

Please download using the official mirror list or through Bittorrent. The release notes give a comprehensive list of changes. There is also a Fedora Core 6 Tour with some media.

For more help I’ve create a page to explain to people on How to download Fedora Core.

I have not yet completed my Personal Fedora Core 6 Installation Guide but the current draft should help for people who plan to install immediately.

NTFS No Longer “Forbidden” in Fedora

It appears as though NTFS support in Fedora is no longer considered to be a “Forbidden Item“. A request has been made to include NTFS-3G into Fedora Extras.

This has always seemed silly to me. The kernel has had NTFS read-only support for years. The kernel source shipped by Fedora includes the source to the driver. However someone thought that it violates some rules if shipped in binary format, but not in source. Anyways, it took long enough.

Pretty soon, people will be able to access NTFS partitions out of the box, and if the NTFS-3G works as well as people claim then the read-write functionality should be there also. … I hope.

Update: For people looking for NTFS on Fedora.