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Re: Pipe dreams: yum-based anaconda a step towards on-line yum-based upgrades?



On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 23:00 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> And then a full release upgrade would just be 
> 1. update packages via yum
> 2. the new fedora-release file depends on one or several firstboot
> packages, which are therefore installed during the yum upgrade
> 3. on installation these packages create a "distro upgrade" bootloader
> entry, make it default and ask to reboot
> 4. user reboots on this entry and the actions which can not be done on a
> live system are performed.

Except what happens when one of the packages you're updating requires
some of the other changes that would have to be done by one your
"firstboot packages"?  This isn't some sort of philosophical debate --
it's something that comes up at least every other release if not every
release.  

Jeremy


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