[Mageia-discuss] mageiaupdate and the list of updates

Renaud MICHEL r.h.michel+mageia at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 23:26:28 CEST 2011

On samedi 02 juillet 2011 at 22:10, Jim Whitby wrote :
> On 07/02/2011 03:10 PM, Renaud MICHEL wrote:
> > 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.
> Interesting. I need educating. What program(s) that you have updated,
> that required you to stop using it *now*?
> > Or if he is working on something important he may prefer to delay the
> > update when his work is finished.
> Ah! So that's how it works? I can upgrade and restart my program when I
> feel like it?
> > 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.
> So, *not* upgrading isn't an option? Saying no isn't possible? I can't
> just do it later?

I don't understand what's your point, of course you can upgrade when you 
want, that's exactly why I wrote it was a bad idea to have the upgrades made 
automatically without asking the user.

Renaud Michel

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