[packagekit] [RFE] Enable packagekit to download updates at leisure and install them during the next reboot
hughsient at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 02:39:18 PDT 2010
On 17 June 2010 07:48, Huzaifa Sidhpurwala
<sidhpurwala.huzaifa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 3. Do we want to install files at boot time also? If so we need some
>> sort of manifest.
Okay, so it looks like we are looking at a script file format for the
following use cases:
* At system boot
* At system shutdown
* At GDM (post X, pre-login)
And the actions we require are basically install and update.
I propose a simple action language based on desktop files for maximum
Any program can dump files in /var/lib/PackageKit/manifests
AtShutdown=update xulrunner; update firefox
So the .pk-manifest file is removed if both update xulrunner and
update firefox succeeds. Notice I'm using the package names only, I'm
not sure we need full package-id's here, and it certainly makes things
> Thanks a lot for looking into this and let me know if you need any help in
> writing/patching the code too.
I think we need to discuss the use cases a little more before we write
a ton of code. I actually don't think the code would take a full hour
to write, but the specification might take a few days.
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