Update notifications in Precise

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 5 18:05:17 UTC 2012

Hi Boss,

I think it's one for Julien to clarify, I'm sure he will chip in when he
has time. It can then form part of the release notes & wiki.



On 5 April 2012 18:31, Chris <cyber.druif at gmail.com> wrote:

> On one hand I agree with you, on the other hand we should consider the
> intended target market. We've had mentions of system hangs due to the
> update checker (we also have an unintended installation of apt-xapian-index
> which is even worse).
> That is why I wasn't sure if precise still checked automatically.
> With metta, Chris
> On Apr 5, 2012 7:03 PM, "Lance" <lbsolost at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> That sounds somewhat like what Ubuntu does by default. In Ubuntu I always
>> change the behavior so I'm aware of security updates almost immediately
>> when they hit the US mirror.
>> During development it's often hard to figure out what the intended
>> behavior is because we mostly update manually at least once a day, or at
>> least I do.
>> I just wanted to find out before release what the plan is. I'd personally
>> think we should get some kind of notification of security updates within 24
>> hours of them hitting our chosen mirrors.
>> Does that make sense?
>> Lance
>> --- On *Thu, 4/5/12, Chris <cyber.druif at gmail.com>* wrote:
>> From: Chris <cyber.druif at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: Update notifications in Precise
>> To: "Lance" <lbsolost at yahoo.com>
>> Cc: lubuntu-qa at lists.launchpad.net, lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
>> Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 11:27 AM
>> I don't know if the update-notifier is enabled by default (it's a small
>> script or something that checks once a day/week for new updates), but
>> otherwise a quick boot up of update-manager and letting it check manually
>> would suffice.
>> With metta, Chris
>> P.s. I usually run "sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade" in a
>> terminal window
>> On Apr 5, 2012 6:08 PM, "Lance" <lbsolost at yahoo.com<http://mc/compose?to=lbsolost@yahoo.com>>
>> wrote:
>> I'm in nit-picking mode here ............ it's what I do ;^)
>> I just wonder what the update notification plan is for Precise. I know
>> we're still in development but I'm curious. How will we be notified of
>> updates, particularly security updates?
>> Lance
>> PS: I really can't effectively express just how impressed I am with
>> Lubuntu's new look, it's just great. Everyone involved in our development
>> deserves a robust round of applause!
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