Edward Diener wrote:
I don't know what was in the Repair System, but I
understand that one
of the items was to re-initialize the boot partition with 'grub'. I am
also guessing there were other small items which were automated to
make the end-users manual tasks easier to accomplish. It is hard to
believe that all the individual tasks were broken.
They probably weren't.
It sounds like the decision to discontinue support for
such a useful
It wasn't (in my understanding) "a decision to discontinue support". It
was a case of "it's broken and nobody's fixing it". The openSUSE
project is increasingly taking responsibility for itself, these are
some of the changes we're seeing.
did not take into account the fact that smaller tasks
which were not
broken are very useful to end-users, and therefore what still did work
properly could have been kept while more ambitious things which did
not work and were buggy could have been dropped for lack of time to
If you're missing specific functionality previously provided by the
repair option, I urge you to open feature requests for them at
Per Jessen, Zürich (14.7°C)
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