system autodeath

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Wed Aug 20 19:13:18 UTC 2008

seth vidal wrote:
> A friend forwarded me this blog:
> and I wondered if it would be something to consider for fedora releases.
> This would NOT be as a default, but as a package you can install, if you
> wish, to drop the route on your box after whatever expiration date. We
> can set the release date in a file in the package and key from there.
> If the package was included in a fedora repo we could have it have a
> death date of whenever the release started + 14months (some wiggle room
> for release slips) for example.
> Any thoughts?

I think it is much better to hookup preupgrade with PackageKit so you 
get notification on your desktop when there is a new release and a easy 
path to do so. Notifying and encouraging users to upgrade would solve 
the problem of people sticking to old unmaintained releases in a much 
nicer way.


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