[packagekit] update-package vs. update-system (Was Re: Signed packages again again)

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 14:42:21 PST 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 17:28 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 22:19 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > It looks like you are not using git from the developer repo. update is
> > now update-package and update-system.
> Btw, what's the rationale for this distinction? I mean, if I have
> update-package but not update-system what prevents me from updating the
> system piece by piece?

That the admin might want to decide the system has to be in a coherent
state, i.e. not half-updated. It's basically just making it ultimately
fine grained, and gives us nice descriptions in the PolKit prompts.


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