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Re: Goodbye, Fedora

Bojan Smojver wrote:
Eric S. Raymond <esr <at> thyrsus.com> writes:

Actually, there was.  But it was a couple of days old.  I didn't expect
a *single-package update* to be so dangerous that I needed to do
a full backup first.  How foolishly optimistic of me.

You mean "the single package update that involved manual removal, by YOU, of a
crucial component from the system".

And you didn't have to do a full backup. You could just do a quick incremental
instead. Unless you had terabytes of new stuff, it wouldn't have taken that long.

Even after you created that problem for yourself by removing a vital component
from your system, you had options. Instead, as usual, you've chosen to throw a
tantrum on the list. Not cool.


In all fairness, I wouldn't have performed that backup neither, as I expect is true for a lot of even semi-knowledgable sysadmins and generic linux powerusers. Not sor something as simple as this. However - There is still the rescue mode that's been mentioned a few times already, which could have fixed the issue in a matter of minutes. Without the backup!


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