long wait...

Nigel Henry cave.dnb at tiscali.fr
Fri Nov 9 22:29:17 UTC 2007

On Friday 09 November 2007 19:46, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Fri, 09 Nov 2007 11:33:55 -0700
> Craig White <craig at tobyhouse.com> wrote:
> > Personally, I have faith that it would probably continue on and finish
> > if left alone.
> After 9 hours of nothing at all changing other than the odd bit of disk or
> network activity?  You have a lot of faith.
> I just tried it again with the "img" update that was posted here:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=366641
> I left it for an hour but nothing changed.
> It will be interesting to watch this bug report.
> --
> MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~ http://www.melvilletheatre.com

OT, but I remember when I started off with linux and FC1, and that horrible 
redhat update manager. I was on dialup, and getting only 2hrs at a time, 
before having to re-connect. The update manager would present you with a list 
of updates, including an install all option. I never did get the install 
option to do much, as that too took forever in resolving dependencies. Even 
individual updates took ages to resolve dependencies. Some time later, and 
dependencies resolved, and the clock ticking on my Internet connection, the 
update would start. If it was a big one, OO for example, I'd run out of time, 
and Redhat update manager having no resume support (at least that's what I 
experienced) I would have to start again, and pick a smaller package to 

I also had a "pay by the minute" Internet connection , and tried the OO update 
on that. IIRC it got almost to completion, then I lost the connection, and 
back to square one with no resume support. 

Then I found Apt at Planetccrma. No more resume support problems, and the 
synaptic GUI is nice too. I still use Apt although Yum is the default on 
Fedora, but that's my preference.

All that said, I can appreciate your frustration with the Fedora 8 upgrade 
hanging. Seeing the odd flicker on the harddrive, and a bit of network 
activity now and again is really frustrating. You just don't know what is 
going on, or if anything is going on.

I've never upgraded a Fedora install, allways fresh installs, but I'm not 
doing anything serious on my 2 machines, so it doesn't matter too much if I 
re-use partitions that were previously being used by an earlier version of 
Fedora, but  I appreciate that if you upgrade, it needs to be a clean 
upgrade, with few problems, if you are using your machine for serious work.

I also have Debian installs, and have upgraded these over the Internet, with 
hardly any problems, but I have seen others having problems.

Rambling mode off:

Anyway Frank. What film (movie) are you running today? I hope it's not a 
naughty one.

Hope you resolve the upgrade problem.


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