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Posted Mar 14, 2013 8:53 UTC (Thu) by dwmw2 (subscriber, #2063)
And because of its broken approach to locking, the dormant background one is still holding the lock, rather than dropping it before asking the question and then re-acquiring it when I respond. Meaning that the new one refuses to work, and I end up having to play hunt-the-xterm to find the original invocation of yum.
We've strayed quite a long way from the original topic now, I concede. But to try to drag us back in that direction... if the user interaction folks want to point at something an say "this is a really bad user experience. Here's a design for how you fix it", then they could do worse than looking at yum.
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