Pipe dreams: yum-based anaconda a step towards on-line yum-based upgrades?

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Thu Dec 1 03:10:17 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 15:41 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 03:38:03PM -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> > > Right, that's why I'm not at all suggesting "normal" yum ought to take
> > > care of it. Crack-riddled hacks are why we have yum plugins, right? :)
> > you _really_ don't want to do a lot of those things on a running system.
> Yeah; some things would have to be pushed to being done on a reboot. Fair
> enough, for a whole-system upgrade.
> But how many such cases are there really?

Enough that it's guaranteed to be problematic.  Plus, the infrastructure
to defer changes is likely to be fragile and under-tested.


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