[Mageia-discuss] mageiaupdate and the list of updates

Renaud MICHEL r.h.michel+mageia at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 21:10:59 CEST 2011

On samedi 02 juillet 2011 at 20:07, Romain d'Alverny wrote :
> So the user is stuck: unadvisable to skip the updates, unless she
> understands the issues => just make the update automatic in a background
> task by default then; one doesn't care about the issues - or won't have
> a single clue about it either, unless being a specific type of user that
> would know how to disable this auto update setting anyway).

No, that is a bad idea, because you should not update a program while it is 
running (some won't care, others may have strange problems as some files 
they rely on have changed, or even corrupt what the user was working on), so 
the user must be aware of what is being upgraded so he can eventually 
stopped the concerned program.
Or if he is working on something important he may prefer to delay the update 
when his work is finished.
And even if none of the programs to be upgraded are in use at the moment, he 
may prefer do delay the update to avoid an IO-intensive task if he is 
working on something that requires all the resources of his computer.

Renaud Michel

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