just brew it! wrote:I wonder if apt-rpm is any better than yum... probably not, since it's not the primary package management system on Fedora (so probably receives less attention), and it's still layered on top of RPM in any case.
Beats the behavior of ubuntu on my system. It overwrites the old config with a new one that points at the wrong disk whenever I install a kernel update package.just brew it! wrote:Oh, and if you're using the LILO bootloader instead of GRUB, automatic kernel updates via yum only sorta halfway work. The lilo.conf file got updated OK, but the updated config never got installed. The system was really flaky until I figured out what was going on (running an old kernel with other packages which expected the updated kernel). I suppose expecting it to work automatically was a bit naive on my part, given that LILO isn't officially supported by Fedora any more.
The Linux adventure continues...
mattsteg wrote:Beats the behavior of ubuntu on my system. It overwrites the old config with a new one that points at the wrong disk whenever I install a kernel update package.
grub.bitvector wrote:mattsteg wrote:Beats the behavior of ubuntu on my system. It overwrites the old config with a new one that points at the wrong disk whenever I install a kernel update package.
Is this with lilo or grub?
## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/sda7 ro quiet
## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
just brew it! wrote:Thanks for the link; I was aware that there was some major politics surrounding the status of rpm, but hadn't bothered to look into it until now. WTF was Redhat thinking? They really ought to have had a strategy in place for moving forward (or at least put one together ASAP) when they fired the maintainer.
It looks like FC6 is in fact using one of the more recent versions (188.8.131.52)... and Fedora 8 is using a yet newer version, 184.108.40.206. The release notes for 220.127.116.11 appear to include quite a few bug fixes.
I'd been planning to migrate to Fedora 8 anyhow. (It seems that I only do the even numbered versions -- I've used 4 and 6, but skipped 5 and 7.)
lex-ington wrote:When I tried out 8, I still found Yum to be quite slow and resource intensive. They changed quite a bit from 7 to 8, Ubuntu was still noticeably faster. I'll probably give 8 another chance since I don't have anything critical on the L-BoX yet, but I'm more skeptical now that I've managed to try out two of the bigger names successfully.
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