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



On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 02:43:44PM -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 13:35 -0600, Jerry Amundson wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Michal Jaegermann <michal harddata com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I would start with
> > >
> > >   yum update rpm\* yum\*
> > >
> > > before going with the rest.
> > 
> > I would *really*, *really* like to see yum just do that automagically!
> > Anyone know if that's been bz'd?
> > I searched, but am not patient enough right now for my 900+ bug "yum"
> > search, nor to fine tune it.
> > 
> 
> Like I said before - we could do it - up to a point where a new rpm and
> yum needs a new glibc which pulls in THE WORLD.

It is true that one will get that way much more that can be naively
expected.  OTOH when I did that on some occasions THE WORLD still
turned out to be smaller than "THE WORLD plus the rest".  That may
help although only "may".  I am pretty sure that Jerry would get out
of that much less than he thinks he would.

> then you're no better off.

You may even end up worse if some necessary piece was "forgotten"
(that did happen to me in the past when I had to do some
"unconventional upgrades") but it is not likely in the situation
under discussion.

    Michal


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