[Bug 876298] Re: [MASTER] We need to better handle external payloads (Flash, msttcorefonts) not being available.

Michael Vogt michael.vogt at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 22 19:05:49 UTC 2012


The update-alternatives warning was mostly a precaution measure as I'm
not sure if that is doing proper locking. If it does thats fine, but
there is a race otherwise that a package may call it on something when
the cron job runs and tries to modify it too. If that is a non-issue
even better :)

About the failed downloads> Without knowing the implementation (yet) I would assume we define states like:
 needs-downloading, fetched, failed-permanently
and a way to list the state of the current queue for the user. The failed-permanently one is tricky as it may be that its
a system that is very rarely connected to the net (so ifup-down integration would be good) so a fixed number of days
is not ideal (if the system goes online only every week). But at the same time daily retries on a resource that is no longer
available forever is equally bad. So maybe a combination of both? Say 14 days or 10 retries (when there was a working
network connect)?

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  [MASTER] We need to better handle external payloads (Flash,
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