[Mageia-discuss] mageiaupdate and the list of updates

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 22:30:03 CEST 2011

On 4 July 2011 14:11, TJ <andrewsfarm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 07/04/2011 04:25 AM, Morgan Leijström wrote:
>> måndagen den 4 juli 2011 04.30.32 skrev  Duane Phinney:
>>> Updates are not a suggestion,
>>> they are security updates, bug fixes, updates of applications that you
>>> have installed. It is not installing new programs on your computer.
>> Updates do break things even if they technically should not.
>> Yesterdays example: my bank refuse login after i updated firefox, saying
>> it is
>> an unsupported browser.  Technically it is not and lucklily i have saved
>> the
>> URL to step past the browser check, but my wife would have been locked
>> out,
>> and * banking is a very important usage case *.
>> (and yes i have sent a bug report to the bank.)
> My bank's site warned me about it, but they let it go through, essentially
> saying, "If it doesn't work right it's not our fault." Same thing when I
> used Chromium 11 and 12. But of course all worked just fine.
>> Two yers ago i have had problems with Parallels virtualiser that did not
>> work
>> on kernels later than a certain update and they never fixed it despite
>> repeated
>> promises.
> I remember a kernel update for Mandriva broke things on some computers,
> including mine, a few years ago. Badly, but I don't remember the details
> now. Fortunately, Mandriva always left the old kernel intact, and I was able
> to log on, remove the bad kernel and go on about my business. IIRC, it took
> about a week for the Mandriva guys to fix the problem and issue another
> update. I hope Mageia follows the same policy of retaining the old kernel,
> just in case.
> TJ

New kernels don't replace old ones in Mageia too.

Ahmad Samir

More information about the Mageia-discuss mailing list