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Re: install of fc5 while running fc4?



On Mon, 2006-05-08 at 23:39 -0400, Todd Zullinger wrote:

> 
> If you're looking to experiment though, trying the yum upgrade after
> chrooting does sound like an interesting experiment.  Please post the
> results if you try it. :)

I did just that and I'll never do that again! 
udev - still broken
missing files and links
missing packages that rpm thinks is there and are not
packages installed that rpm knows nothing about.
packages installed twice
deamons running at 75% cpu
yum messed up and segfaulting because rpm got clobbered. 
Xlibs trashed, kde and gnome both broken after initial reboot 

Yeah, what a GREAT idea! <cackles> Ric

It's taken me several months to get the machine better than halfway
working, nor do I fully trust it now. I'd call it an exercise in
self-abuse, rather than an experiment. 

I think yum upgrade should be viable and made to work correctly with a
scheme similar to the 30 year old zmodem protocol that would resume an
interrupted dnload automatically. One burp in the barrel and you're
toast, the way it is now. Hello, Marketing, are you listening? 


Ric




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