[K12OSN] APT with fc3 or fc4?

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Sun Jun 19 14:19:53 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-06-19 at 06:26, Olle Niit wrote:

> It proves again - dont touch when it works, start yum -y update only 
> when you have real problem. Not to just up-do-date your system. After 
> troubles with wine when updated initscripts screwd it up, i'm very 
> worried. Then was problem with synaptic...

It is rare for an update to break things unless you are mixing
repositories or doing major-number version upgrades on the
whole system (which doesn't happen by default).

> What to tell future homeuser clients? Never ever update your system? 
> Until you are smart enough to reinstall from setup cd-s?

Usually the updates fix some problem whether you have encountered
it yet or not.  In most cases it will be changes in config files
that cause trouble.  During the updates watch for warnings either
that an update replaced a config file or that it saved the new
copy as *.rpmsave.   In the latter case there may be new configuration
options that won't be set because your existing file was preserved.
They are text files so you can use diff to compare your working
copy and the new default version.

  Les Mikesell
    les at futuresource.com

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