Had a bit of an adventure today installing the new Fedora. It rather conflicted with my old bastardized installation in unpleasant ways, so the only solution seemed to be to blow away the entire Linux partition and start from scratch. Just as well, as it needed cleaning out anyway and I have good backups. This took time, and there was a moment (a looong moment) of upleasantness when the old Lilo was gone but the new Lilo was not there to replace it, and I was blessed with a large beige paperweight. But it worked OK in the end.
The method to my madness was/is to settle on a stable installation for my working environment and stop all this “I’m a hacker” upgrade stuff. Repeat after me. Stable working environment. Stable working environment. I’m going to move all the gonzo GNOME 2.5 stuff to an entirely separate userspace so that I’m not tempted. Well, maybe I’ll just cheat a little and keep up-to-date on the latest libxml stuff, but that’s it. I swear. I don’t wanna be a hacker.