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Re: Updates available, what do they do?

On Wed, 2007-09-05 at 23:44 +0200, Bo Berglund wrote:
> My newly installed Fedora7 has discovered no less than 183 updates it
> suggests I install.
> In the list of updates there are a few marked with blue double arrows
> to the left.
> What does this mean?

These mark packages which will require a system reboot in order to fully
upgrade (due to system-level libraries, kernel stuff, etc.)

> One of these is a kernel update, I don't think I'd chance that because
> it may probably disrupt my running machine given that its platform is
> a VPC2007 virtual machine...
I'd recommend updating it, nonetheless. If it fails to boot, you can
simply select your older kernel in the Grub menu at boot-time.

Hope that helps.
Peter Gordon (codergeek42)
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