Can I ask - why is this a show stopper for you?
You can get the package kit back with this, probably:
Thanks, that did restore the update tool.
It's a showstopper if I need an update but have no way to manually force an update or even check for others. It's a kind of catch-22 that drives me up a wall.
My sympathies to the support group, but instead of being like Microsoft, I would prefer that a system let me think for myself and use tools for myself when needed. This is one of the reasons I've been a Linux fan this last decade.
Such as cases like this. You said the installer for the net-boot apps was failing because I didn't have the updates but I had no way to forcibly install the updates.
It's trivial to force the updater to download *all* updates or *security only* updates. I set mine on day one (7 months ago) to only install the security updates, ignoring the others and never had any issues.
Please, put it back. With a page in the wiki as to how to ignore it. Some of us depend on the updater and add/remove software tool. Or at least a page in the wiki as to how to restore it for others.
At least a page in the wiki to tell us how to force Amahi to go download *its* updates.
At any rate, once F12 is installed using the directions, it is *impossible* to install the updates using the tool, I just tried, and it got into "dependency hell" and complained that the update repositories were broken or not installed.
So this time I installed using in addition to the Install and Amahi repos, the Fedora 12 64 bit repository and the updates repository. This install was slower because a few hundred packages had to be downloaded rather than obtained from the CD but this time at least all the base Fedora components were 100% up to date before installing Amahi.
At any rate, I just ran the app installer for the first time (on this particular install) and now I see ReDo is configured in the NetBoot menu.
How long would I have had to wait for my updates to happen if I had ignored it and lived with the loss of functionality? i.e being able to install ReDo properly?
Bottom line is that in my opinion the install directions need to be updated to tell users to add the other two repos, specifically the main repo for their architecture as well as the updates repo.
I'd also like to make the following recommendation regarding the Amahi repo since this little exercise uncovered a huge flaw (in my opinion).
I.e. A user installing *today* following the directions, will *not* have the same user experience, the same level of functionality as a user that installed 6 months ago as I proved. I suspect the reason is that all Amahi updates go in to one Amahi repository. I suggest that the Amahi repo stay untouched and that updates go into an update repository.
I'm sure there's a flaw in that argument somewhere but installing, finding something broken and having to "wait for updates" without having any way to guarantee when that will happen isn't my cup of tea.
I love using Amahi and this isn't even remotely going to get me to look for a replacement. I just think some improvement could be made. Maybe something to think about for the Fedora 13 installs...just a thought. Thank you guys so much for creating and maintaining Amahi, I'd be lost without it.