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



Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas mailhot laposte net> wrote:
> Le mercredi 30 novembre 2005 à 22:10 -0500, Jeremy Katz a écrit :
> > 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.

> I won't say such a thing does not exist, but continuous yumable rolling
> rawhide would not be possible in this case, and my experience is you can
> "forget" to go through anaconda most of the releases.

Haven't ever seen a "continuous yumable rolling rawhide". Not for any
longish strech of time, in any case. More "rollercoaster" than "rolling",
in any case. ;-)

[No, I am /not/ complaining! Rawhide is wonderful... when it works ;-]
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