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Re: system autodeath

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 12:43:18AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
 > seth vidal wrote:
 > > A friend forwarded me this blog:
 > > http://www.gdt.id.au/~gdt/blog/linux/autodeath.1024px
 > > 
 > > 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

Desktop machines typically aren't the problem in the 'setup once, and
left abandoned running out of date code past EOL' scenario.



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