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[openFATE 310899] Bring back yast2-repair (or alternative)
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 15:30:31 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-310899-9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Axel Braun (DocB)
Feature #310899, revision 9
Title: Bring back yast2-repair (or alternative)

openSUSE-11.4: New
Requester: Mandatory

Requested by: Juergen Weigert (jnweiger)
Product Manager: (Novell)
Documentation Editor: (Novell)
Partner organization:

yast2-repair was dropped due to fate#308679, bnc#541793.
I suggest we take the effort and recreate similar functionality in a
maintainable way. Even if incomplete, this would be a good signal
moving forward.
The rescue system is no alternative for end users.

Documentation Impact:
Remove all references of yast2-repair from documentation system_repair.
xml, inst_yast2.xml, troubleshooting.xml, ...
... add info about any upcoming alternatives.

Business case (Partner benefit): The repair feature was an unique selling point for
openSUSE and SUSE based products. It gave users a feeling of
reliability and confidence. It is absent in 11.3

+ Discussion:
+ #1: Axel Braun (docb) (2010-12-18 15:30:16)
+ Yes, recreating the repair function would be great. Just had the case a
+ an invalid windoze installation corrupted the mbr, so how to re-install
+ grub? With the repair function it was in easy, without repair in 11.3
+ it is nearly impossible....
+ And by the way, Fate #308679 is not visible to normal users

openSUSE Feature:

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