Drawing lessons from fatal SELinux bug #1054350

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Fri Jan 24 16:12:31 UTC 2014

On 01/24/2014 04:57 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 24.01.2014 16:40, schrieb Ralf Corsepius:
>> On 01/24/2014 04:06 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
>>>> a) This would blow away all installed packages, which aren't available in permanently enabled repos
>>> that is not true, try it out
>> Been there many times
> no, you did not and you did also not in your example below
>> Real world example with a package I maintain, which currently has an update pending in updates-testing:
>> # yum distro-sync
>> ...
>> Downgrading:
>> gumbo-parser                              x86_64
>> 1.0-0.2.20131001gitd90ea2b.fc20                               fedora
>> ...
>> Removed:
>>    gumbo-parser.x86_64 0:1.0-0.2.20131204git87b99f2.fc20
>> Installed:
>>    gumbo-parser.x86_64 0:1.0-0.2.20131001gitd90ea2b.fc20
> nothing is blown away, you only did not read the output
> because it was *downgraded* and *not* removed
Rubbish - Stop being childish.

> this is *completly* different than "blown away"
> this is what distro-sync *is supposed to do*
> upgrade or downgrade any package which is in whatever current repo
> but it *does not* blow away packages not in any repo at all
It if the package from updates-testing was fixing a critical bug on your 
system, your system would be malfunctioning afterwards.

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