[Mageia-discuss] mageiaupdate and the list of updates

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 03:59:13 CEST 2011

On 4 July 2011 03:05, TJ <andrewsfarm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 07/03/2011 04:51 AM, Doug Laidlaw wrote:
>> On Sun, 3 Jul 2011 06:37:09 PM mageia-discuss-request at mageia.org wrote:
>>> So, not upgrading isn't an option? Saying no isn't possible? I can't
>>> just do it later?
>>> --
>>> He's just a politician trying to save both his faces...
>>> ----------------------
>>> Mageia release 1 (Official) for x86_64
>>> x86_64
>> This thread started because somebody was too lazy to enter his password
>> before
>> seeing the list of updates.  The above comment suggests that the tone of
>> the
>> thread never got above that level.
>> Does anybody know why the thread is continuing?
>> Doug.
> I don't understand it either, Doug. If he doesn't want to enter a password,
> all he has to do is set it that way in MCC.
> Personally, I think he's idiotic. Let just anybody do updates? Not me.
> Mageia, like Mandriva, sets the update password to the user password. One of
> the first things I do is set it to the root password.
> TJ

FWIW, I think discussions should be kept polite and cordial, calling
each other names isn't the right way to go.

Also reading misc's email, other, more popular/widely-used,
applications do it that way, only ask for the password when actually
downloading/installing the updates, not to just display the list of
available updates. That's a valid enhancement request, IMHO.

Ahmad Samir

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