My 3 Minutes of Fame

At the Red Hat Summit last year, I had a chance to speak to a camera crew about how I got started in Linux, and my Fedora MirrorManager project, which distributes Fedora content to millions of users worldwide.  Now it’s a video in their “Spotlight On” series.

http://magazine.redhat.com/2009/02/27/video-spotlight-on-mirror-manager/

Fedora 10 Metalinks

As of tonight, metalinks are available for all Fedora CD and DVD ISOs.  Metalinks provide a list of servers which have the same content, as well as checksum information to validate the download is correct.  Tools such as aria2 can be used to retrieve content pointed to by a metalink.

For example, to get the Fedora 10 i686 LiveCD:

$ sudo yum install aria2
$ wget -O metalink.xml \

http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?path=pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Live/i686/F10-i686-Live.iso

$ aria2c -M metalink.xml

I’ll work with the websites team to get single-click metalinks added to the get-fedora pages.