The updates firehose

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Mon Jun 18 18:45:07 UTC 2007

Pete Chown wrote:

> The perfect solution, IMHO, would be two separate update streams.  There 
> would be a "recommended updates" stream for security patches and fixes 
> for major bugs.  Then there would be an "optional updates" stream for 
> minor bugs, new upstream versions, that sort of thing.  Then I could 
> install all the recommended updates, but I could leave the optional 
> updates unless I particularly needed the improved functionality.

Wouldn't the ability to filter updates based on classifications 
(security, bug fixes, enhancements etc) provide what you want instead of 
separate update streams?  yum security plugin provides some of that 
already and extending it is what is planned afaik.


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