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Old 10-24-2014, 07:45 PM   #1
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Do you get packages that break in functionally when doing upgrades?


Hello/Hola

This rarely happens with my PClinuxOS distro but I have two programs that worked well in the past but now, one program doesn't function properly and the other doesn't open up.

I suspect it's broken dependencies and/or system incompatibilities from doing package upgrades. ( Usually this happens when using bleeding edge distros Like Arch ). Not Sure if PClinuxOS is a bleeding edge distro, though.

I like the PC-BSD package model of PBI's. The PBI's are self contained with the files and libraries it needs. Thus, avoiding broken libraries and dependencies.

I already found two alternatives for the two malfunctioning programs.

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Old 10-25-2014, 06:13 AM   #2
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to literally answer your question: yes.

other than that, do you actually have a problem or are you just talking?

if the latter, i think every user can have their own blog here on LQ.
 
Old 10-25-2014, 08:06 AM   #3
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Which PCLinuxOS ? 2014.08 ?

Which programs doesn't function properly ?
 
Old 10-25-2014, 10:00 AM   #4
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(nevermind)
 
Old 10-26-2014, 08:55 PM   #5
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Yes, but most times it's because of user interference. Like installing non-distro proprietary video drivers, or compiling things from sources. Or changing default configurations, and other stuff that might revert, or not update when updating the distro supplied bits.
 
Old 10-26-2014, 09:04 PM   #6
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I've had Fedora break itself with updates. Everything working fine, do a yum update, all of a sudden some critical piece is broken, 2 days later do another yum update and it's back to working again. It's exactly why I don't use bleeding edge distros anymore. I don't know how aggressive PCLinuxOS is with its updates, so I can't say which category it fits into.
 
Old 10-27-2014, 12:52 PM   #7
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I use non-bleeding edge distros as my main host and bleeding edge distros in a VM. I, then use the snapshot feature in the VM and rollback if necessary.

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