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

Nathan Dorfman na at
Wed Jun 23 14:38:35 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 2:43 AM, Shane Fagan
<shanepatrickfagan at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-06-22 at 22:49 -0400, Nathan Dorfman wrote:
>> Personally, I would prefer it, and I think it's quite reasonable. Thoughts?
> You have to remember that not everyone has broadband and not everyone
> can download/upload that much. Checking hourly does add up to a lot of
> network activity and if you are in a third world country you wouldnt
> like it.
> Daily is fine we dont get that many updates to justify anything else.

[Sorry, forgot to Cc the list the first time around.]

So? I am suggesting that a new option be added, not that the default be changed.

For those of us not in third world countries, I don't think it is at
all reasonable to wait up to 24 hours to be notified of a critical
security update.

> --fagan

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