I am planning to move to Rawhide at a certain point, on my work Laptop. I am used to working with rolling distros, but people usually say Rawhide is not for humans and they scared me off a bit. I would like to read some impressions from people using Rawhide every day, on work laptops, for a long period of time (months/years).
How often did you get some blockers that stopped you from working (KVM/Docker failing, sound not working, Laptop not booting)? What was the cause of the issue?
In 1 year of Arch I had fails only regarding to nvidia and I have a good opinion about rolling distros. Stuff failed, yes, but nothing that couldn’t get fixed with 15-30 mins of work (failed interactions between pacman and pip, minor changes to config files, outdated documentation) and nothing that did a major impact (blocking me from being able to work). I was usually upgrading on weekend, to not impact work (just in case), and some times I would also upgrade during the week if I had some relaxed day with no meetings.
Another important point for me would be to know if the dnf rollback actually works for the last upgrade, and if it is a reliable way to get your system back one version, in case something fails. I would like to do this with dnf, not with rpm-ostree, since I am on f28 now and I don’t want to go to silverblue yet.
If I do choose to go for rawhide, I would also like to know where to open bug reports and how to contribute, so please throw some links regarding that.