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Re: monstrous failure of "yum update" on fedora 11 alpha



On Wed, 4 Mar 2009, John Summerfield wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >   i decided to "yum update" my f11 alpha system and, after downloading
> > some 1500 packages, it went to work, unpacking about 500 packages
> > before every single package after that generated an unpacking error.
> >
> >   has anyone else had a successful "yum update"?
>
> I've had enough of brokenware for the present, I can't do what I
> want on Fedora, but I can on Windows.

  i'm having similar thoughts.  i realize that an alpha release is
meant to be an adventure but trying to do that "yum update" rendered
my system totally unusable, to the point where booting to runlevel 3
showed that the "yum" command didn't even exist anymore.  at that
point, i just re-installed from scratch because it wasn't salvageable.
but i'm still curious -- has anyone else performed a successful full
update?  should you be able to?

> However, I wonder
> 1. Do you not have a separate /boot?

  default layout so, yes, /boot -> /dev/sda1.

> 2. Are you using tmpfs in crucial places?

  not explicitly.  as in, not apart from the system defaults.

rday
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