On 10/04/2016 12:06 PM, Andrew Lutomirski wrote:
On Oct 4, 2016 8:52 AM, "Adam Williamson" <adamwill(a)fedoraproject.org
> Recently several reports of people getting 'duplicated packages' and
> 'kernel updates not working' have come through to us in QA from Fedora
> 24 users. I managed to get one reporter to explain more specifically
> what happened, and it sounds a lot like what's happening is that
> something in the 'dnf update' process can cause a GNOME or X crash,
> possibly depending on hardware or package set installed. When that
> happens, the update process is killed and does not complete cleanly,
> which is why you get 'duplicated packages' and other odd results.
How hard would it be to make dnf do the rpm transaction inside a proper
system-level service (transient or otherwise)? This would greatly increase
robustness against desktop crashes, ssh connection loss, KillUserProcs, and
other damaging goofs.
That seems like a waste of effort, considering we have the offline updates
process which just boots into a special, minimalist environment with almost
nothing but the updater running.