Fedora Linux is making its move to upgrade its package manager for its future release, 37. A new proposal has been made for upgrading the package manager to Red Hat Package Manager 4.18, which is currently in alpha state.
Fixes the symlink problems
Updating the RPM to a newer version will bring new features in addition to extra security
The main reason for the updating proposal is security. In RPM 4.18 alpha notes there are a lot of bug fixes alongside symlink handling related issues, that cause the CVE-2021-35939 security flaw. This flaw is defined as “Checks for unsafe symlinks are not performed for intermediary directories” on the Red Hat Bugzilla article page which also states that the bug was reported at the end of May 2021.
The new Red Hat Package Manager version brings some additional features as well such as a new interactive shell for working with embedded macros and LUA. It also brings a new %conf spec section for build configuration alongside the new rpmuncompress CLI tool for simplifying unpacking multiple sources.
Currently, Fedora 36 is in the beta state to be released on 19 April 2022 and Fedora 37 is set to be released in the middle of October this year.
What is the latest version of Fedora?
The latest version of Fedora is Fedora 37 and it was released on 15 December 2022.
Can Fedora be used for commercial purposes?
Fedora is a free and open-source operating system that can be used for commercial purposes without any restriction, it is widely adopted by commercial organizations and it is supported by a company that provides enterprise-level support and services.
Is Fedora free?
Yes, users can download and use Fedora without any cost, and also use it for any purpose, including commercial use, without the need of paying any licensing fees. Additionally, Fedora provides a set of tools and features that are designed for enterprise use, and it is also supported by Red Hat which provides enterprise-level support and services, which makes Fedora a reliable and stable choice for businesses and organizations.
Who is the main developer of Fedora?
The Fedora Project is led by a team of developers who are responsible for the overall direction and development of the distribution. The main developer of Fedora is the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) which is responsible for the overall direction and development of the distribution. FESCo is made up of elected representatives from the Fedora community, and they work with other teams such as the Fedora Infrastructure team, the Fedora Quality Assurance team, and the Fedora Release Engineering team to ensure that the distribution is stable, secure, and easy to use.
Is there a community forum or support group for Fedora users?
The Fedora community provides a variety of ways for users to get help and support, including forums and mailing lists. Users can choose the one that they feel more comfortable with and get the support they need.
Can Fedora be installed on a virtual machine?
Yes, Fedora can be installed on a virtual machine. A virtual machine (VM) allows you to run an operating system within another operating system. This means that you can install Fedora on a virtual machine and run it on top of your current operating system, without the need to replace it or partition your hard drive. To install Fedora on VMWare, you can refer to our article: How to create VM and install a Linux distro on VMWare Workstation
How often are updates released for Fedora?
Fedora releases new versions of the operating system every six months, and it provides updates and security patches continuously, which makes it a reliable and secure system for users.