[Mageia-discuss] A possible risk ?

David W. Hodgins davidwhodgins at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 00:36:11 CET 2012

On Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:23:58 -0500, nicolas vigier <boklm at mars-attacks.org> wrote:

> The problem is the bad update, not that it was allowed without root
> password. Updates should not hose the system, and that's why there is a
> policy on no new versions in update when possible, and qa tests.

The main problem I've seen with updates breaking a system happens when
there is a large number of updates (such as kde), and the mirror you're
updating from synced in the middle of the main repositories being updated.

I think the best solution would require the primary repositories to have
some sort of a lock, so that they cannot be synced from in the middle of
an update, or better yet, some way to have all updates put into a hidden
directory, until they have all been loaded, and then have a single operation
that puts all of the updates into the active directories without allowing
any downstream mirror to sync while that's happening.

Regards, Dave Hodgins

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