Looking at Package Management for Karmic or Karmic+1

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 21:10:17 UTC 2009


On Sunday 05 April 2009 4:45:38 pm Remco wrote:
> 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 only trouble is that some updates stop services.  Hal may need to be 
restarted, and if Firefox isn't restarted after an update it breaks royally.

-- 
Mackenzie Morgan
http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com
apt-get moo
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