Looking at Package Management for Karmic or Karmic+1

Evan eapache at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 01:32:34 UTC 2009

On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 6:07 PM, Felipe Figueiredo <philsf79 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Remco escreveu:
> > 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
> >
> Which is precisely why security should be *enforced* by the system.
> > 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.
> >
> So, are you actually suggesting Ubuntu follows the way behind the *most*
> insecure OS in town?
> Don't even get me started on how broken Microsoft is about security.
> Ubuntu should definitely *not* follow *their* way of doing things,
> security-wise.

Just because Windows is considered insecure, doesn't mean it doesn't contain
some good ideas.

I would like to see at least security updates installed by default, but we
would have to find a way to do it without interrupting the users work.
Shutdown seems the most obvious place to do this.

Just my two cents,
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