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Bug 228474 - unexpected loss of nearly a whole installation
Summary: unexpected loss of nearly a whole installation
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pirut
Version: 6
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-13 10:00 UTC by Ebbe Kvist
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-02-14 16:20:24 UTC

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Description Ebbe Kvist 2007-02-13 10:00:31 UTC
Description of problem:

I am not very used to report bugs, but I think that this event might be of
interest for you.

I've just set up an FC6 installation on my desktop (i386) for office work. I
made a full software update by "Software updater" to update software installed
from the iso-disc packages and it worked just fine. After adding a few
other programmes with "Add/remove software" I found that the sound card didn't
work any longer so I decided to reinstall ALSA-related software. And this is
what happened:

I took up the list of installed software in "Add/remove software" - a rather
long list with checkboxes ticked with green markers. I demarked a few ALSA
related packages and and pressed the button to take them out. And: Almost all
installed software in the installation were deleted. One thought is that 'could
it be that all software just updated in the previous updating procedures - in
the background - were ticked for deletion' ?? The versions used were the most
recent that were available on Feb 11 2007 for i386 for FC6 in the repositories. 

The good thing is that I didn't loose any important data as I still was in
the installation phase. 

Take care


Ebbe in Stockholm (+1 degree C overcast)

How reproducible:
I don't dare to test again

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:
Unistall of selected packages only

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-02-14 16:20:24 UTC
There are a lot of things which depend on alsa within the distribution.  There's
a warning that pops up and explicitly says "all this other stuff is going to be
removed also" and requires confirmation. 

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