Yes, I have a problem: After the update, all fonts shrank to such a
tiny size, that it is almost impossible to work. I enlarged all the
theme fonts, but some fonts remained small. I had to enlarge the
terminal fonts separately, and I still do not know how to enlarge the
fonts of the Eclipse editor. Supposedly, the Eclipse editor simply
applies the theme fonts, but it still uses tiny fonts while theme
fonts have been made large. The font selection option in Eclipse does
And there are a number of other minor glitches, too. Not unusual for
Rawhide, but I would like to have a stable system for now.
Why was I on Rawhide anyway? Well, after trying in vain to set up
IPW3945 wireless on FC6, some one told me that FC6 simply does not
support it and I needed to go to Rawhide. I figured I had to make the
hard choice of either (a) no wireless (b) no Fedora or (c) no
stability. I need my wireless and I thought that if FC6 can not do it,
other Linux distros might not be able to do it either. This was the
beginning of my Rawhide adventure.
At least, I was able to make the wireless work, even if after a lot of pain.
On 6/1/07, David Boles <dgboles(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Oliver Ruebenacker wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I installed yum-allowdowngrades, I am using the --allow-downgrade
> option and I am specifying the full name of the package. Yet, yum
> refuses to replace any fc8 package by its fc7 equivalent. If I say
> install, yum says nothing to do. If I say update/upgrade, yum says no
> update information. What can I do? Thanks!
> I was considering remove/install, but some of the packages are
> required by maybe about half of the others (such as zlib).
> On the other hand, if I wait, will all those fc8 packages be updated
> by fc7 packages?
> Oh, I just see I still have xsri for fc6. Is that something to be
> concerned about?
> Take care
Oliver, Does it work? Are you having any problems? If not why are you
trying to repair something that is not broken? ;-)
I run Rawhide, the development branch, and I have packages from FC6, F7, and
F8 together and I have no problems.
> On 6/1/07, Niels Weber <nathelbiya(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2007/5/31, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram(a)redhat.com>:
>> > Wietse Muizelaar wrote:
>> > > Thnx. Unfortunately, I updated this morning, and there were 117 (or
>> > > something like that) packages updated; but already with all kind of
>> > > fc8-suffixes. When I installed this rpm, is it possible in some
>> more or
>> > > less easy way to revert those updates? Now I have a 'mixed'
>> > > which I would like to fix to a fedora7-system.
>> > >
>> > > Thanks in advance for your reply.
>> > Do a clean installation. Reverting will be a pain that's not worth the
>> > time.
>> I don't think it is that hard. Just install the fedora-release, then
>> do a "rpm -qa | grep -i fc8" and replace all those packages listed
>> with fc7 ones from the repository.
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Oliver Ruebenacker, Post-Doc Researcher
Theoretical Biological Physics and Soft Statistical Mechanics
Cell Biology at UConn Health Center and Physics at Harvard