[Mageia-discuss] mageiaupdate and the list of updates

Sander Lepik sander.lepik at eesti.ee
Sat Jul 2 22:10:48 CEST 2011

02.07.2011 22:10, Renaud MICHEL kirjutas:
> 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.
AFAIK most needed libraries and other files are loaded into memory, so if you update system
with bugfix or security update it shouldn' affect much - that's the point of those updates,
they shouldn't change the way how system works.


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