Fedora 20 release day FedUp bug: post-mortem

Sérgio Basto sergio at serjux.com
Fri Jan 3 06:02:31 UTC 2014

On Sex, 2014-01-03 at 02:22 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote: 
> Hi,
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > As a 'meta' note, I think a factor that contributes to all of the above
> > factors may be a lack of understanding outside a very few people as to
> > precisely how the entire fedup process works: speaking personally, I
> > certainly wasn't acquainted with all the subtleties until investigating
> > this and other issues (not that I'd confidently claim to be an expert
> > even now!) I think beyond Will Woods (obviously) and possibly Tim Flink
> > (who did a lot of early fedup testing) and Dennis Gilmore (who tends to
> > be the one generating the upgrade initramfs), possibly no-one really
> > entirely understood the whole process.
> That leads us to the question of why we don't simply endorse the direct yum 
> (or dnf) method, which people do understand…

Because FedUp is the right way.

Sérgio M. B.

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