[packagekit] exclude some upgrades

Oliver Gerlich olig9 at gmx.de
Mon Nov 12 13:39:57 PST 2007

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Richard Hughes schrieb:
> On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 11:46 +0100, Matej Cepl wrote:
>> OK, this is probably all fault of using Fedora Rawhide which is messy. 
>> However, with yum I could do yum upgrade --exclude=something, but neither 
>> pkcon nor pk-update-viewer (to the best of my knowledge) doesn't have 
>> anything like exclude. Would it be possible to click on items in the pk-
>> update-viewer list and check exclude for that package (similar to what 
>> pup does, actually)?
> The only way I think this makes sense is to have a "Update just this
> package" button on the update detail for users that want "I only want to
> try out the gimp update" although the use case for this seems slim
> indeed. Yell if you want this, this would take a matter of minutes to
> add.

Another use case is selective update because of bandwidth limitations...
Th Ubuntu update viewer has a checkbox for every package; so if I'm on a
machine with dial-up, I tick off all nice-to-have updates and
unimportant security updates (mainly large unused packages like
openoffice), so the download shrinks from 150MB to 5MB :-) Next time I
come to that machine, I bring these large packages on USB stick and
install manually.

This method is quite ugly, but it works at least. If you find better
ways around this (background downloading/traffic shaping integrated with
dial-on-demand, automatic exclusion of large unimportant updates...)
this may not be necessary anymore; but so far I'd appreciate if the
update viewer allows to tick off updates manually.

Oliver Gerlich

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