Looking at Package Management for Karmic or Karmic+1

Remco remco47 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 20:45:38 UTC 2009

On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's already an option in System -> Administration -> Software sources to
> have updates installed automatically.  There's also cron (the reason my mom's
> computer gets updates at all).

Are there any problems with enabling automatic updates by default?
Most users don't care about updates to the point that they never
install them. And even if they would open the update manager, they
would more likely just install all updates than select the updates
they want. Hell, that's the way I work! How many people actually
benefit from any interaction with the update manager?

The way Microsoft does it, is that it asks (enabled by default) to
install updates on shutdown. I don't know how that would be better
than completely automatic updates.


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