2010/2/17 Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan(a)gmail.com>:
On Wed, 2010-02-17 at 08:24 +0100, Sven Lankes wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 06:13:18PM -0500, Neal Becker wrote:
> >> Maybe you want: yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update kde* ??
> > Yes, is this the suggested way to test kde4.4 from updates-testing?
> No - installing single packages or package sets from updates-testing has
> the potential to break things. updates-testing is all or nothing - so:
> yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update
This doesn't look right to me, because
2) not restricting yourself to kde* (and its dependencies) increases the
risk of a flaky system because you're updating a bunch of stuff you
don't care about. It can then be hard to back out to *not* using
updates-testing for every future update.
Well. Not true. Whatever is in updates-testing, you should care of.
Most updates are bugfixes and come in 99.99% of the cases into updates
And you can easily back out by disabling the updates-testing repo.
Nothing brakes, no problem with future updates. We're not speaking of
enabling rawhide for some updates. That will give you headaches at
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