[packagekit] Package update policy

Matthias Clasen matthias.clasen at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 12:55:31 PDT 2007

On 9/25/07, Robin Norwood <rnorwood at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> So how should package updates work for most users?  My feeling is that
> most users don't care.  They just want updates.  Some users, such as the
> risk averse, the control freaks, and those who have to (sometimes?) pay
> for bandwidth, may want more control.
> Here's the way I think it should work, to cover most users -
> A UI that looks something like this:
> -------------------------------
> Update my system:
>  o Daily
>  o Weekly
>  o Never
>  [] Ask me before updating.
> -------------------------------
> So, assuming one of the first two options are ticked, updates are
> checked for periodically.  If the 'ask' option is ticked, a window is
> popped up (assuming a user is running the pk-applet) to interactively
> install the updates.  Otherwise, the updates are downloaded and
> installed in the background, with the state of any pk-applet showing
> progress.
> A nice 'future enhancement' might be another checkbox that says "Apply
> security updates only"...pending backend support, of course.
> Thoughts?  Flames?

Sounds right in general. But for security updates, you probably want
to have them applied immediately

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