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Re: yum-updatesd in F8?

On 10/9/07, Jeremy Katz <katzj redhat com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 15:52 -0500, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > 1) Does yum-updatesd still block yum and piruit? Causes newbies some headaches.
> You can't have multiple things doing transactions at the same time.  It
> just _can't_ be guaranteed to work.  Both yum and pirut should now let
> you easily retry (or exit out).  Also, the main reason things were
> getting blocked was deadlocking of yum-updatesd in threading land.  This
> can't really happen now.

Forgive my ignorance, but is it not possible to have yum work in
essentially a read-only mode which would allow checking for updates...
but would _not_ block other applications>

> > 2) Does the GUI (pup?) work in KDE?
> pup has always worked in KDE...   the applet should work in KDE now if I
> remember the bug correctly[1].  If not, please file something.

Thanks... I got to try pup in Gnome on CentOS5... it was quite nice..
hadn't used Gnome for years.

> > 3) Is there a silent download, interactive install mode?
> Yep, just like always.  But should be more reliable now.

Cool. I take it RFEs on the interface are welcome?

> Jeremy
> [1] A GtkStatusIcon that started out hidden would never show up in the
> KDE panel when you made the GtkStatusIcon visible.
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