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Re: Updates-testing (was: Re: thunderbird upgrade - wtf?)



What about using LVM to store a pre-update snapshot of your distro?

(Separate root partition from /home and other stuff, of course.  Roll
back root).

Highly inconvenient, but it would theoretically work...

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Seth Vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org> wrote:
>
>
> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Mike McGrath wrote:
>
>>
>> I've suggested this very thing in a F-A-B thread this week.  We,
>> packagers, have no way to fix a mistake and very few things preventing us
>> from making them:
>>
>>
>> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-advisory-board/2009-October/msg00168.html
>
>
> Seriously:
>
> yum downgrade
>
> and in F12 - try out things like the history undo options.
>
> there are lots of potential nasty situations that can happen but I think the
> general consensus was 'screw it, let the user sort it out if it breaks,
> which it often does not'
>
> generally, if the app you updated modifies its data format and cannot revert
> it then the user is SOL - but that's not _THAT_ common and when it does
> happen it's certainly not yum's fault.
>
> -sv
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