On 07/14/2017 05:04 PM, Richard Hughes wrote:
On 14 July 2017 at 20:28, Andreas Tunek
> Is this really more reliable than using dnf (for graphical packages
> like Recepies and Builder)?
It's hugely more reliable. You can't actually trust rpm to do anything
atomically, and this is the main reason we force upgrade to be offline
in the workstation product. Just doing this one step reduced the
number of people experiencing the dead-system-after-upgrading bugs by
two order of magnitude, but it SUCKS to have to reboot to apply
application updates. Doing live updates with rpm is a bit like doing
maintenance on your car engine while driving down the freeway. Most of
the time it's fine, and you feel awesome. 0.001% of the time you die
in a huge fireball.
I'm sure some people are aware but for those who aren't it is worth noting
that we have an entire edition (atomic host) that is built around atomic
updates for rpm content. We are starting to make progress with a workstation
variant that is built on the same technology.