Another funny update?

Rahul Sundaram metherid at
Mon Jun 14 23:37:54 UTC 2010

On 06/15/2010 04:43 AM, Marcel Rieux wrote:
> =====================================================
> So, the oldest kmod-nvidia is removed with the oldest kernel and it
> will still be possible to boot with the present kernel. .. but not
> with the new kernel because the new kmod-nvidia is not installed.
> Which means newbies will be completely dumbfounded as to why their
> system suddenly doesn't boot after an update.

Fedora doesn't really target newbies but let's make sure the details are
understood.   Removing a kmod and a kernel doesn't make a system
unbootable.   If you prefer to, you can switchover to using akmod or set
yum to preserve more kernels by default or never remove older kernels at
all.  Look up /etc/yum.conf for that. 

> Is this done on purpose in order to chase new users away? Is somebody
> working for Ubuntu here?

This sort of rhetoric is unnecessary if you are looking for help.


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