yum-updatesd in F8?

Casey Dahlin cjdahlin at ncsu.edu
Wed Oct 10 04:29:47 UTC 2007

Lubomir Kundrak wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 17:01 -0400, Jeremy Katz 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.
> First experience of every new Fedora user ever after clean installation
> is pop-up message about that the packages are available, and then
> response that "software information" is blocked when he selects to view
> the updates. Awful.
Speaking of which, what are thoughts on adding a yum update step to 
firstboot? The images are fairly out of date for most of the release 
cycle, and encouraging users to update right away could be a benefit.
> Maybe pirut should be able to tell updatesd that he's going to handle
> things himself and he should unlock stuff or whatever. Or updatesd
> himself should do all the job of installing the packages, getting the
> list, etc., pirut just being the frontend for telling it what to do and
> getting and displaying status.

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