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Old 09-09-2007, 04:14 PM   #1
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I'm gonna stop doing package updates in Fedora

I'm sick of Fedora updates.

I have not run a fedora update within memory has not completely broken something.

Since installing F7 (the day it was released) I have done 3 yum updates.

First time it trashed audio in firefox. If firefox ever generates any audio (eg Youtube / these new video ads) I cannot play any audio ever again in any other application until a full reboot.

Second time it stopped X from being able to reload. On a Ctl-Alt-Bkspace it would kill all apps, just displaying the wallpaper and now completely freezes (even losing numlock/caps lock light functionality)

Third time (done last night) it now kills the lyrc script in Amarok. It works for the first song I play and now just hangs at "fetching lyrics" and eventually times out until a full reboot.

Anybody else think doing system updates just cripple the system? What are the Fedora developers playing at? Fedora usually works OKish at release, but if you do all the updates, by the time the next release it out the system is completely broken and crippled. As I recall, doing a yum update on FC6 for a period of about 2 weeks about a month after release would mean auditd was fucked and the system would not even boot.


Surely I'm not the only one though...?
Old 09-09-2007, 04:25 PM   #2
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And now it seems that Firefox completely dies with no notice on about 1/50 link clicks....
Old 09-09-2007, 06:03 PM   #3
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ive ran fedora 7 since TEST 3, and i update EVERY TIME i get some updates, and ive never had a problem.

have you enabled any third party repo's?


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