[Mageia-discuss] mageiaupdate and the list of updates

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Mon Jul 4 01:50:12 CEST 2011

Le samedi 02 juillet 2011 à 23:10 +0300, Sander Lepik a écrit :
> 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.

Except for firefox...

Michael Scherer

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