[Mageia-dev] Remove upgrade functionnality in installer
andre999mga at laposte.net
Mon Jun 25 08:47:38 CEST 2012
Jeff Robins a écrit :
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 3:36 PM, andre999<andre999mga at laposte.net> wrote:
>> Note also that with upgrade install, even firmware that is missing from the
>> release (and not only the DVD) remains installed. So there are cases where
>> an upgrade install necessarily produces a better functioning system.
> Can you confirm that the nonfree firmware wasn't removed during a DVD
> upgrade? Upgrading
> using mgaapplet DID seem to remove the firmware from my install. I
> had major issues with AMD
> graphics, discussed elsewhere.
Yes, absolutely sure, using rpmdrake for updates after rebooting. At
least with the upgrades with mdk/mdv, and from mdv2010.1/2 to mga1. I
haven't yet upgraded to mga2, but I expect it to be the same.
I've noticed some issues being discussed about AMD graphics, which I
suspect aren't related to upgrading, per se.
I have ATI graphics myself and haven't had problems, but with the newer
ATI-becoming-AMD graphics, I expect that some things have changed.
Maybe a firmware replacement was installed, but didn't work ?
In any case, I've never encountered a package that was removed in
upgrade (or update) without being replaced by another. Sometimes that
causes problems, as when installing LibreOffice removes OpenOffice,
because the LibreOffice packages inappropriately specified obsoleting
OpenOffice, when there was no real conflict.
Note that I used rpmdrake for updates, and not mgaapplet. That way I
can easily confirm exactly what is proposed for update, and exactly what
is installed. Often when there are a lot of updates proposed (as is
frequently the case with release upgrades), I do updates in several steps.
Also, I avoid updating minor versions or revisions/subreleases of
documentation, especially near the end of a release cycle, since there
are probably no changes (other than the versioning).
As well, sometimes I decide I don't need the package being proposed for
update, and uninstall it.
Since mgaapplet has problems due to not functioning the same as other
update tools, that could be the cause of your difficulties.
Hope your problems were resolved.
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