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Old 9th September, 2010, 08:50 PM
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Note to Fedora Users about PackageKit

A while back, I'm not sure exactly when but I think around late July, there was apparently an update to PackageKit that borked the updates on Fedora.

I was just thinking to myself yesterday "Ya know, I haven't had to install any updates for Fedora 13 in a while". In part, I was thinking this because I was having some random problems with my DHCP not working right, as well as unreliable wireless, spookiness with my mouse, and inability to insert USB devices (I'd get "Unable to mount <insert device name here>. Not Authorized"). So I decided to do a manual update using System|Administration|Software Update. Imagine my surprised when that just failed to do anything at all.

So, I popped a terminal and did:
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sudo yum check-update
Once I wiped the shocked look off my face at the resulting 358 packages that needed updating, I did

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sudo yum upgrade
and then walked away for an hour.

Came back, rebooted (recompiled my nVidia drivers), and everything was back to working like it was supposed to.
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Old 10th September, 2010, 04:40 PM
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Yeah, Fedora have been saying that there's a borked version out there for some time. They fixed it in July 22, 2010
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A while back, I'm not sure exactly when (but probably somewhere in between the sixth and the seventh day of creation) but I think around late July, there was apparently an update to PackageKit that borked the updates on Fedora.

I was just thinking to myself yesterday (linucs is borked) "Ya know, I haven't had to install any updates for Fedora 13 in a while". In part, I was thinking this because I was having some random problems with my DHCP not working right (LOOOOOOOOOOOL DHCP not working right?), as well as unreliable wireless, spookiness with my mouse (LOOOOOOOOOOOOL), and inability to insert USB devices (I'd get "Unable to mount <insert device name here>. Not Authorized"). So I decided to do a manual update using System|Administration|Software Update. Imagine my surprised when that just failed to do anything at all. (no kidding? )
So, I popped a terminal and did:
Code:
sudo yummy yummy check-update
Once I wiped the shocked look off my face (with a clean tissue) at the resulting 358 packages that needed updating (only 358? are U kidding me?), I did

Code:
sudo yummy yummy upgrade (omg thats yummy in multiple ways) 
and then walked away for an hour. (like where, in the house, in your garden or simply you walked with the dog?)

Came back, rebooted (recompiled my nVidia drivers), and everything was back to working like it was supposed to.
OMG isn't that cute? Linucs+Chris will now guarantee you a nice long walk (about an hour anyway) and when u come back it'll simply work!

PS Bold chars = work of fiction
PS I can hardly wipe the big grin on my face Chris I am sorry but you made me laugh so hard ! I love you man !!!
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Old 13th September, 2010, 03:21 PM
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May I remind Chris about Mcafee and XP - where the AV decided that a core component of Windows was malicious, and therefore deleted it. Or CA and Windows, where CA renamed parts of the system.

Or the fact I have a Windows machine that took 2+ hours to update all the patches that have been missing for the last 6 months...
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Old 13th September, 2010, 09:00 PM
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I was just teasing Chris.
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Hmm... 358 packages on a system that runs no continuous virus scanning and either IPTables rules or no firewall at all?

I think you could measure the life of a Windows box in the same position in seconds, no?
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Hmm... 358 packages on a system that runs no continuous virus scanning and either IPTables rules or no firewall at all?

I think you could measure the life of a Windows box in the same position in seconds, no?
Damn guys I haven't really said the obvious fact that Windows is a lot better! I don't want to upset Daniel. But here you are lads, trying to nail me down for having a bit of fun on Chris's account. Arghhhhhhh ! Waiting for you Kaitain at the Pub with several pints ready
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Waiting for you Kaitain at the Pub with several pints ready
Well at least you've come to your senses and gone to the pub. I was getting worried about you
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Old 14th September, 2010, 09:36 PM
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Chris...as a Linux adept I have learned to transcend MS's inherent and on going evil.

( Though it does occasionally sadden me that so many friends are still held captive in the hellish regions below....Where all voluntarily MS users must be confined until they can rid themselves of this demon.)

( I thought you would enjoy hearing this from a more scientific point of view this time Chris...":O}
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Well Daniel as you know sometimes someone has to be against. But in this particular case after talking with Chris I decided this was not a Linucs vs windows battle, it was me having a bit of fun. So why not post something defending Chris's experience rather than blaming windows?
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In defense of Chris Bard...

(perhaps some one would like to jump in here and help out...I'm at a bit of a loss at the moment...) LOL
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I told the Bard that as long as he didn't turn it into a Windows vs Linux argument, I didn't care if he picked on me.....
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oooh indifference...the cruelest lash! ":O}
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But it's Chris - therefore it will become a Windows vs Linux argument, even if he didn't intend it to. We're all too conditioned by it now.
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wow, sometimes these posts go absolutely nowhere.... So this is off the off-topic posting:

I have given up on updating my Linux. As most of you know, I am still running Fedora 8 (which is about 3 years old) and it still does almost everything I want. I did have some issues this year when I had to reinstall it 4 times. I even tried updating and it had all kinds of problems.
I did download Fedora 13 and burn the ISO... one of these days will get it installed and see what I have been missing.
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In defense of Chris Bard...

(perhaps some one would like to jump in here and help out...I'm at a bit of a loss at the moment...) LOL
umm.. he has enthusiasm?
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It's you Chris! You inspire me! ":O}
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How can u guys be so immature exactly when I decide to change my approach?
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