[packagekit] exclude some upgrades

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 12:44:30 PST 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 15:34 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 20:29 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > > This allows the user to understand what's going on. Advanced users
> > will
> > > realize that if they remove kmod-nvidia and kmod-ntfs and make their
> > > system safe.
> > 
> > I don't think that's a valid argument - I wouldn't remove kmod-nvidia
> > just for a new kernel, I would just wait for livna to update. What if it
> > wasn't the case of removing one kmod, but you had to remove all of
> > openoffice because of a libneon security update?
> I think this is a decision the user needs to make. Pretending you can
> make it for them is a bit arrogant. Not even informing them of the
> vulnerability is even worse bordering labeling PackageKit as insecure.

Valid point.

> > > Or, you know, go and punk the providers of the packages
> > > that block. If you're feeling more cracktastic including a 'file a bug'
> > > button that automagically files a bug.
> > 
> > That really doesn't scale. Can you imagine closing 4500+ bugs of
> > "yesterdays rawhide didn't depsolve"?
> I sure can! Seriously, it's something you'd want to turn off in e.g.
> Rawhide but I think it could be useful in stable Fedora. For RHEL, I'd
> probably turn it off; it's more of a community distro feature. YMMV.

I don't think creating a bug is a good idea; redirecting a user to a
community maintained wiki page might be best.


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