Please don't automatic upgrade

Lars Wirzenius lars at
Mon Apr 6 13:32:44 UTC 2009

ma, 2009-04-06 kello 15:24 +0200, Vincenzo Ciancia kirjoitti:
> Unless you can _guarantee_ that every upgrade will NOT harm the system

As you point out, it is not possible to guarantee that. However, it is
probably best to point out that not upgrading can also harm things, when
it is about security updates. Thus, it would perhaps be best to enable
automatic updates by default for -security only.

Security updates tend to be pretty minimal.

As far as testing them happens, I'm sure that can be improved, perhaps a
lot. Especially for some critical parts of the system, it might be
possible to have automatic testing to verify that things still work
after an upgrade. For example, testing that Firefox can be launched and
can access web pages.

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