system autodeath

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Thu Aug 21 22:04:04 UTC 2008

Richard Hughes wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 00:43 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> 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.
> Funny you say that, we added functionality to do this about 2 days ago.
> The daemon parts are in place, we just have to write the yum code (copy
> out of preupgrade) and then launch preupgrade when we show the user some
> new UI.

Yes, I filed a RFE against packagekit and posted to the packagekit 
development list about this since a number of distributions are 
developing preupgrade like solutions and a common framework was needed. 
Thanks for doing this.


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