On Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:51:16 -0700
Andrew Lutomirski <luto(a)mit.edu> wrote:
By that standard, why do we support dnf at all?
$ sudo dnf upgrade
Error: dnf upgrade is dangerous. Use PackageKit instead and reboot
I, for one, *like* not rebooting, and I'm perfectly capable of
rebooting manually if stuff breaks. As far as I know, Fedora
considers plain ol' dnf to be supported.
Well, the problem there, what do you mean by 'support'?
In this case lots of people use dnf for updates, so IMHO it would be
"we will try and keep this working, and fix anything we can, but do
understand that there's a low level problem here that something could
mess up updates in progress, if you want to be more sure of not hitting
problems, use the offline updates in your graphical desktop"
For server use, I'm not convinced that the offline update mechanism is
supported (at the very least, I have no idea how to trigger it), and
servers have the same issue.
Much less so. In the server case you have usually ssh, bash and dnf, in
the desktop case you have X, possibly wayland, tons of graphics
libraries, the terminal application you are using and all it's
libraries, and a shell and dnf. There's just a lot more there to