#1 Complaint about Ubuntu: Updates break things

Alberto Milone albertomilone at ubuntu.com
Mon Dec 29 15:43:59 GMT 2008

On Monday 29 December 2008 08:35:21 Martin Pitt wrote:
> Alberto Milone [2008-12-20 10:29 +0100]:
> > This approach has at least one drawback though. Do we really want users
> > to keep the backports enabled all the time? It would be nice if users had
> > an easy way to tell Update Manager to update only binary graphics drivers
> > from the backports as I'm convinced that many users want a stable
> > environment (i.e. no other backported packages) with extended hardware
> > support (e.g for the latest card models) or with increased performance or
> > simply with bugfixes in the graphics driver.
> That's actually possible if you enable *-backports only for
> restricted, but not for main/universe.
> Martin

Yes, I was thinking of the options available in the UI of "Software Sources" 
which currently allows users only to enable the whole backports:

Maybe another option (a checkbox) could be added to the UI e.g. "Unsupported 
proprietary drivers updates (jaunty-backports restricted)" or something more 

If there's enough interest I can provide a patch for this.


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