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Is Fedora expect to be 'unstable'?

asked 2018-01-27 22:43:56 -0500

dhlao gravatar image

First time to use redhat based linux. Fedora 26 workstation 64bit installed in VMware Workstation 14.

After initial installation. Everything is OK. Can boot to Gnome, blah, blah, blah. Then after restart. Show "Failed to start Virtualization daemon", libvirtd.service cannot start due to error while loading shared libraries blah, blah, blah. Whatever.

I run "yum update" to install any available update. Found that the kernel update too. Now can boot to Gnome again. Everything is OK. Then after restart. Found the other problems. Those essential app cannot start, include "Settings", "Terminal", "Software", etc.

Honestly, I never experience such problems when using Ubuntu.

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Maybe some problem with your virtualization software.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-01-28 09:40:33 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-01-28 05:58:31 -0500

Glenn gravatar image

blah, blah, blah. Blah, blah, blah. Whatever. Seriously? How about a little effort on your part to help yourself?

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answered 2018-01-28 09:39:27 -0500

florian gravatar image

You can expect Fedora to be stable.

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You can expect fedora to be unstable in the sense that fedora is famous for including (and sometimes developing) bleeding edge technologies in its products. So bugs and issues of any kind are more likely to show up in fedora then in other products such as RHEL where stability is a feature, at the expense of not including the latest technologies. Nevertheless fedora developers and maintainers and testers are doing a terrific job in assuring most issues are leveled out before their packages hit "stable".

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2018-01-29 07:12:09 -0500 )edit


All depends on how you define stable and what packages you actually need.

My Fedora (currently 26) is damn stable but I can see how Fedora can sometimes be less stable...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-01-29 16:42:14 -0500 )edit

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