Software and technical details of Fedora Server 38 including cockpit screenshots

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System Overview

This article is for those of you who do not want to install a whole new operating system only to discover some technical details about the default installation like disk layout, packages included, software versions, and so on. Here we are going to review in several sections what is like to have a default installation of Fedora 38 Server using a real not virtual machine!
The kernel is 6.2.15 it detects successfully the Threadripper 1950X AMD and the system is stable (we booted in UEFI mode).
The installation procedure uses default options for all installation setups – Minimal network installation of Fedora 38 Server


With Fedora Server 38 you can have

  • linux kernel – 6.2.15 (6.2.15-300.fc38.x86_64)
  • System
    • linux-firmware – version: 20230515, release: 20230515-150.fc38.
    • libc – 2.37 (2.37-4.fc38)
    • GNU GCC – 13.1.1 (13.1.1-2.fc38)
    • OpenSSL – 3.0.8 (3.0.8-2.fc38) and 1.1.1q (1.1.1q-4.fc38)
    • coreutils – 9.1-12 (9.1-12.fc38)
    • yum – Depricated and replaced with dnf
    • dnf – 4.15.1 (4.15.1-1.fc38)
    • rsyslog – 8.2210.0 (8.2210.0-4.fc38)
    • NetworkManager – 1.42.6 (1.42.6-1.fc38)
  • Servers
    • Apache – 2.4.57 (2.4.57-1.fc38)
    • Nginx – 1.24.0 (1.24.0-1.fc38)
    • MySQL server – 8.0.33 (8.0.33-2.fc38)
    • MariaDB server – 10.5.19 (10.5.19-2.fc38)
    • PostgreSQL – 15.1 (15.1-2.fc38)
  • Programming
    • PHP – 8.2.6 (8.2.6-1.fc38)
    • python – The default is 3.11.3 (3.11.3-2.fc38) and many more available – 3.12.0 (3.12.0~a7-1.fc38), 3.10.11 (3.10.11-1.fc38), 3.9.16 (3.9.16-3.fc38), 3.8.16 (3.8.16-3.fc38), 3.7.16 (3.7.16-3.fc38), 3.6.15 (3.6.15-17.fc38) and also includes the older 2.7.18 (2.7.18-31.fc38)
    • perl – 5.36.1 (5.36.1-497.fc38)
    • ruby – 3.2.2 (3.2.2-180.fc38)
    • OpenJDK – the latest 20 – ( and also includes (, ( and (
    • Go – 1.20.4 (1.20.4-1.fc38)
    • Rust – 1.69.0 (1.69.0-2.fc38)
    • llvm – the latest 16.0.4 (16.0.4-1.fc38), 15.0.7 (15.0.7-4.fc38), 14.0.5 (14.0.5-5.fc38), 13.0.1 (13.0.1-4.fc38), 12.0.1-8.fc38 (12.0.1-8.fc38), 11.1.0 (11.1.0-10.fc38), 8.0.1 (8.0.1-4.fc38) and 7.0.1 (7.0.1-7.fc38)
    • Subversion – 1.14.2 (1.14.2-13.fc38)
    • Git – 2.40.1 (2.40.1-1.fc38)

Note: Not all of the above software comes installed by default. The versions above are valid as of May 2023, these are the minimum versions you get with Fedora Server 38 now, and updating it after the initial date may update some of the above packages with newer versions.

Installed packages are 679 occupying 1.8G space:. Note, this is Fedora Server Install, not minimal install. The server install includes the web console – cockpit version 254.

[root@srv ~]# dnf list installed|wc -l
[root@srv ~]# df -h /
Filesystem               Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/fedora-root   15G  1.7G   14G  12% /

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Minimal network installation of Fedora 38 Server

This article will show the simple steps of installing a modern Linux Distribution Fedora 38 Server edition. Fedora line offers many bleeding-edge Linux technologies than the more enterprise CentOS of the same RPM Linux family.

In fact, if the user needs a server with the latest Linux stable software Fedora server is the right and easy choice for a server!

It is interesting to compare to the other big rival Ubuntu Server, which has the latest software and upgrade path to the future release.
Here are some basic data from the default installation setup settings:

  1. Installed packages – ~673 occupying 1.7G of space.
  2. 3 partitions when using automatic partition layout – boot efi, boot and lvm.
  3. xfs used for the root and the boot partitions.

The Fedora 38 Server comes and updates to the latest stable Linux:

  • Linux kernel : 6.2.15.
  • Python : 3.11.3
  • GLibc : 2.37
  • OpenSSL : 3.0.8
  • systemd : 253.4

More detailed software overview here – Software and technical details of Fedora Server 38 including cockpit screenshots.

Of course, one can expect the latest version of GCC (13.1.1), PHP (8.2.6), GO (1.20.4), MySQL Server (8.0.33), PostgreSQL (15.1), Nginx (1.24.0), Apache (2.4.57) and so on. Almost all of them are the latest stable version on their Internet sites.
Just be careful, the Fedora life cycle is 13 months from the release to the EOL (End of Life)! Of course, a dist-upgrade is supported and indeed, it has been flawless for years!

We used the following ISO for the installation process from

It is not a LIVE image so you cannot try it before installing it. The easiest way is to download the image and burn it to a DVD or USB stick disk and then follow the installation below (a USB flash drive could be also created from this ISO). The netinstall installation is as simple as having a good Internet connection to download the packages, the installation wizard automatically detects the closest mirror, from which it will download the packages. Essentially, the network does not differ from the ordinary installation except it expects to download the packages from the Internet. The good thing f network installation is that the bootable ISO is just 686Mbytes and the minimal install of the Fedora 38 Server will consume only around 560 Mbytes.
Here is how to make a bootable USB flash drive using dd:

root@srv ~ # dd if=/mnt/media/OS/Fedora/Fedora-Server-netinst-x86_64-38-1.6.iso of=/dev/sdd bs=8M status=progress oflag=direct
629145600 bytes (629 MB, 600 MiB) copied, 6 s, 105 MB/s718336000 bytes (718 MB, 685 MiB) copied, 6.76099 s, 106 MB/s

85+1 records in
85+1 records out
718336000 bytes (718 MB, 685 MiB) copied, 6.78797 s, 106 MB/s

The /dev/sdd is the removable USB drive. Be careful, it probably will with another name on a different system. Find the name by checking the dmesg.

SCREENSHOT 1) Select the UEFI OS (KINGSTON …), which is the USB flash drive connected to the server.

This USB flash drive is created by the Fedora Official ISO described above.

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