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Old 03-16-2008, 11:17 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 8 update deleted desktop icons

I'm running Fedora Core 8 and finally got around to updating. Everything seemed to go well, but then I got a message that 6 more updates were available. When I downloaded and installed them, most of the icons disappeared from my desktop launchers (I'm using gnome), and in each case when I go to "properties" and click on the non-icon I get something to try to guess where to find the icon. Poking around in the file system I haven't found anything appropriate -- but a lot of empty directories in places like /usr/share/pixmaps. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your advice on this.
Old 03-16-2008, 11:44 PM   #2
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I've not encountered this problem when updating Fedora but if you turn to Google for help, you might have better luck if you remember that there is no such thing as Fedora Core 8! It is now just Fedora 8.
Old 03-17-2008, 01:17 PM   #3
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updates on Fedora 8

I've lost faith in the GUI updates available on F8. All my updates are done strictly with command line now and the yum-updatesd service is one of the first things I turn off. There's 2 GUI's to do your updates with and if you go back or forth they seem to have problems. As do they when doing updates via cl and then again in GUI.
I say delete the update icons in your desktop and do it on a command line. Start with yum clean all.


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