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Revision as of 12:29, 7 April 2013 by Pavlix (talk | contribs) (the original text stated that it loses interfaces, which is unspecific and not technically possible)

It's known that some Fedora packages can't be updated if the particular packaged software is running at the same time. If these packages are updated, this will cause hangup or crash in running process when files change on disk.

This can lead to indirect security issues if all updates are suspended for long period of time while trying to avoid harmful interrupts and some critical updates don't get installed soon enough.

Purpose of this page is to list those packages and collect detailed information about reasons that cause it and possibly suggest/refer improvements if possible.

While reading this it should remembered that contimuing to work while files change on disk is may not always possible depending on the nature of software. Thus items on the list shouldn't be seen as bad designs.

package F symptoms cause notes
firefox f18 crash due to files being removed from the disk without firefox noticing. Potentially due to the nature of xul engine
kde f18
NetworkManager f18 temporarily deconfigures networking for some connection types
thunderbird f18 same as firefox