Re: Distrowatch: What went wrong with Fedora Core 4
From: Gene Heskett (gene.heskett_at_verizon.net)
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 20:41:03 -0400 To: For users of Fedora Core releases <email@example.com>
On Thursday 14 July 2005 19:30, Michael A. Peters wrote:
>On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 19:18 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Thursday 14 July 2005 18:45, Justin Zygmont wrote:
>> >No, don't discuss this any further. This is far off topic, and
>> > has wasted enough time already.
>> Well, from my own experience, I do believe its a valid question.
>> Look, sometimes an ego is going to get bruised, even if its mine
>> because I didn't read all the caveats, or hold my chew in the
>> correct side of my mouth, any one of a thousand things. But when
>> one application (yum) consistently fubars the system, I don't care
>> whose ego is bruised, it still needs to be fixed. If I'm running
>> it wrong, then so be it, I can be directed.
>yum has never messed up my system.
Count your good luck charms & see if I can borrow one or two.
>> But first, I have to get somebodies attention so they can tell me
>> where I screwed up if indeed I did.
>> Put this way, I let yum update 290 some packages. To get that
>> far, I had to mv Pubkeys and rebuild the rpm database to restore
>> it. When it was done, the kernel it installed won't boot, and
>> when booted to the older version, now X complains it doesn't have
>> perms to run, and I'm root doing the startx. If those facts
>> bruise an ego, then I'm sorry, but it doesn't change the FACTS.
>Those don't sound like yum bugs to me - sound like bugs in either
> the software or the packages. Or am I missing something?
No, I don't think you are. I *think* I'm trying to shoot the
The real question seems to me, how did this new kernel get past
testing if it won't even boot? Thats now vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1390_FC4,
the matching initrd, System.map etc. The .1-1369 seems to be ok if I
don't want to run X.
And, what broke X?
And, what broke kde's kicker panel? On a previous install, there was
a report from yum that kde3/launcher_panelapplet.so errored, and it
was repeated during this most recent yum session. That I believe is
part of kdebase, which yum replaced everytime I could get a boot that
could run yum. I think the kde3/launcher_panelapplet.so is related
to the loss of the kicker panel at the bottom of the x screen that I
had after the first yum update a week and about 7 installs back,
I just tried both gnome and kde, neither will run x. At this point, I
don't think its an x problem or it would log an error. It is not now
logging any errors.
-- Cheers, Gene "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author) 99.35% setiathome rank, not too shabby for a WV hillbilly Yahoo.com and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above message by Gene Heskett are: Copyright 2005 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved. -- fedora-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe: http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list