Avoiding fragmentation with a rolling release

Victor Palau victor.palau at canonical.com
Mon Mar 4 11:26:49 UTC 2013

On 28/02/13 23:07, Loïc Minier wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013, Alex Chiang wrote:
>> If you want to avoid the daily grind, press the close button when
>> update-manager fires. Or set the 'check for updates' frequency to
>> monthly. I think the intended audience for monthly images could
>> handle that workflow.
>> If you want to avoid the extra bandwidth requirements for daily
>> updates, I think the same solution applies. Or you use the
>> update-manager GUI to select only the security updates and ignore
>> the rest.
> I think this would be a valid solution; one thing to keep in mind with
> this approach that security updates would be built based on some version
> of the rolling release and so users of older versions of the packages
> would be forced to update to anything pulled by these security updates.
This sounds like a validation nightmare.



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