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Re: "System Update already in progress"



On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 5:20 PM, Dave Feustel <dfeustel mindspring com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 03:49:37PM -0700, Aldo Foot wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 2:56 PM, Dave Feustel <dfeustel mindspring com> wrote:
>> > That update started all by itself. Something in the auto-updates is screwed up then.
>>
>>
>> Not really. The yum-updatesd is simply to let you know that there are updates
>> available. That's what causes that pop up message to come up every now
>> and then. System updates should not start by themselves as far as I know; unless
>> you have an automated script. But then again, we're running Fedora.
>> ~af
>
> which brings up an off-topic question I have been wondering about:
>
> why does linux root use Bash instead of ksh (my favorite shell for the last 20 years :-) )?
> Is Bash superior to ksh? I have not changed the root shell from Bash to ksh for fear of breaking
> fedora scripts that depend upon Bash features.
>
> Thanks.

>From the regular user perspective the Bourne Shell is good enough,
"user friendly".
>From a power user perspective the Korn Shell is a handy programming tool.
It's about syntax, performance, portability, etc... You can use if it you want.
I suggest you open another thread since this is a whole other topic.

~af


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