Shouldn't update-manager's "check for updates" setting have an "hourly" option?

Nathan Dorfman na at
Wed Jun 23 04:38:00 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 11:28 PM, Dylan McCall <dylanmccall at> wrote:
> Keep in mind that checking for updates involves a non-trivial download
> of package lists from all repositories the user is subscribed to.
> Unfortunately, it is a much more intense operation than it appears.

A fair point, but I think that up to 24 hours without a critical
security update could be undesirable in some situations. Certainly, I
think the default should remain "daily." For what it's worth, Fedora's
default is daily but it does provide an hourly option. I still think
it would be preferable for Ubuntu to have one as well...

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