RFE: have firstboot perform an initial package update

Chidananda Jayakeerti ajchida at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 17:48:24 UTC 2006

> On Thursday 16 March 2006 15:57, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> >
> > I second the above.
> > Ummm... there's a problem, though: by doing it during firstboot you look
> > the user out of his machine till the download is completed... for slow
> > modem users this might be a problem. (Especially down the line, when
> > you'll have 1GB of updates to download...)
> Also, people with dial-up connections sometimes have time-sensitive
> charges,
> so may wish to wait until the cheaper rate is available.  As long as there
> is
> an option, though, it would alert them to the fact that an update should
> be
> done as soon as possible.

This is a very nice feature to have. Mandrake has had this for a while.
Since this is an option at first boot, the user can select which updates to
install. Also, if security updates are highlighted, dialup users can install
those immediately instead of installing the entire set of updates.

Just my 2 cents ..


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