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Re: preupgrade F10



Jesse Keating wrote:
On Fri, 2009-03-20 at 08:07 -0500, Adam Miller wrote:
  
Right, but my comment was more geared towards the fact that installing
from F11-Alpha and trying to run 'yum update' at one point wasn't
possible without first running 'yum update rpm' and then 'yum update'.
I think that is a flaw in the priority of package installation, if it
had first checked for a new yum or new rpm package, installed those
and then re-invoked itself then the problem would be solved.
    

In the rare scenario of alpha -> missed some updates -> rawhide  case,
it might help some.  In the far more common F10 -> rawhide case it
wouldn't help one bit.  Why?  Because trying to go from an out of date
F10 directly to rawhide rpm would drag in hundreds and hundreds of
packages due to deps, because python changed.  The only way around this
is to fully update your F10 with F10 updates, and /then/ proceed to
rawhide, which you can do in one full swing.

The updater updating itself and restarting doesn't really solve enough
scenarios to add in the complication and complexity and numerous new
failure cases.

  
The need to make sure that you update rpm or yum before you do 'yum update' has happened before and I'm sure this isn't the last time that it will happen either.  It just makes sense for a packager to see if there is an update to itself first.  Update itself and THEN do the updates for everything else.

Regards,
Gerry


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