dnf versus yum

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 19:38:46 UTC 2014

On 5 January 2014 18:12, Chris Adams <linux at cmadams.net> wrote:

> > the ordianry user - i doubt
> The "ordinary user" won't do "yum erase kernel" either, so that's moot.
> The rescue kernel is another option, right there on the boot menu; if
> you actually removed all running kernels, it would be the _only_ Fedora
> option (and the only option at all on a system without multiple OSes
> installed, so booted by default).
Law of Out of Date Technical Support:

If an expert says "no ordinary user" would ever do a command, they have not
worked front line Tech Support recently enough.

Ordinary people in the past have done this, and ordinary people in the
future will do this. And it will be the same old tech support nightmare of
handling it which will lead to eventually someone implementing a "Do you
really want to do that" kind of fix. Since I routinely have to help people
who do this I expect that it will be enough of an issue for Red Hat
eventually to put in the extra logic again as it is expensive to deal with.

Stephen J Smoogen.
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