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Re: Automatic update



On Sun, 2006-02-12 at 19:40 -0600, Jeff Vian wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-02-13 at 05:21 +0800, John Summerfied wrote:
> > Anthony Messina wrote:
> > 
> > -pmr
> > >>
> > > yum has a service for nightly update in fc4 (and maybe others). why 
> > > don't you edit the associated scripts to only download the packages, not 
> > > install them?  that would be the identical behavior that ms allows, or 
> > > you could choose to have them automatically applied by just enabling the 
> > > current service.  as another writer mentioned, you kernel is never 
> > > updated per se.  the new one is just installed and /etc/grub.conf is 
> > > changed to boot into the new one, but your old kernel stays safe and sound.
> > 
> > Making the new one bootable is certain to create a system that will not 
> > boot, shutdown or fail in some other way without manual intervention. It 
> > happened several times during the life of FC3 to my certain knowledge, I 
> > believe it happened to many with FC4 and it almost certainly will happen 
> > during the life of FC5.
> > 
> > Installing new kernels is fine. Automatically making them bootable is 
> > not, and that's not taking into account those who wish to boot something 
> > altogether different, such as Windows, FreeBSD or Another Distro.
> > 
> > New kernels will mostly work for most; many had problems with FC3 
> > kernels and USB. New hardware (mobos, SCSI, yoy name it) is likely to 
> > give grief. People who must build their own wireless or infernal modem 
> > drivers are adversely affected. I rebuild to include NTFS so I need the 
> > source, not the binaries while others download the NTFS binaries.
> > 
> NTFS is a kernel module.  Even if you compile it yourself, the only
> thing needed for the kernel are the kernel and kernel-devel packages.
> Kernel source is not needed for that (unless you compile it into the
> kernel).
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completely ignoring the fact that there are much easier ways to do
this...

http://www.fedorafaq.org/#ntfs

Craig


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