Looking at Package Management for Karmic or Karmic+1

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Mon Apr 6 09:03:12 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-04-06 at 07:27 +0200, Jan Claeys wrote:
>  Maybe delaying upgrades until shutdown *is* the right
> solution?

There are a couple of other issues with that.

  1. The upgrades may need some feedback from the user, but the user has
     just declared that they would like to leave the computer.

  2. What do you do if the upgrade fails? The system is in an
     inconsistent state, so immediately rebooting may not be wise,
     but the computer was instructed to reboot, so staying on would
     be surprising.



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