dnf even allows to uninstall RPM and systemd without warnings

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Wed Jun 25 09:19:09 UTC 2014


On 06/23/2014 06:44 PM, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-06-23 at 11:14 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>
>
>> Try yum update when the oldest installed kernel (and the running
>> kernel) is the only one that works and there is a new (still broken for
>> your system) kernel update available. In that case one really wouldn't
>> expect the running kernel be removed. Having to remove a specific kernel before
>> doing an update (to make sure the wrong one wasn't removed) would be
>> a pain.
>
> I would suggest that the fix for this is to not push broken kernels so
> frequently that 'the oldest one is the only that works' becomes an
> issue, and to introduce automatic testing that ensures you can at least
> boot rawhide to the login screen, _before_ a build gets pushed out to
> the masses.

And how would you envision this to work?

Wrt. kernel-bugs and bugs in other essential packages (e.g. xorg) it's 
not that seldom users are affected by bugs which remain unfixed for 
arbitrary long periods (occasionally years).

Ralf




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