The updates firehose

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Sun Jun 10 01:21:16 UTC 2007

Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Saturday 09 June 2007 16:15:15 Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>> Is it possible to provide meta data to yum with some sort of indication
>> of what the update does. Maybe a choice from Security, Critical (e.g.
>> data loss) bug, Bug fix, New features. Then you could tell yum to only grab
>> security and critical bug fixes if you didn't want to download lots of
>> updates.
> Actually we're going to re-implement that.  We had it for the Core updater 
> tool, Luke will hook us up with it for bodhi soon.  It'll contain the 
> contents of the "notes" you put into bodhi so that when you look at a list of 
> updates in pup you can see what the update is for.  However when you're 
> staring down 60+ updates (or 90 or 120 depending on when you look) how many 
> people are actually going to look through or are they going to just apply and 
> hope for the best?
> I don't know if this is a real problem or not, just an observation on the 
> weekend (:

If the classification of updates get exposed through Pup with a easy way 
to set preferences then it will get used much more.


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