[Mageia-discuss] mageiaupdate and the list of updates

Duane Phinney genomega at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 4 04:30:32 CEST 2011

On 07/03/2011 08:59 PM, Ahmad Samir wrote:
> 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.
This thread is way over my head I guess. Updates are not a suggestion,
they are security updates, bug fixes, updates of applications that you
have installed. It is not installing new programs on your computer.

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