[Mageia-discuss] A possible risk ?

Maarten Vanraes alien at rmail.be
Thu Feb 9 00:58:56 CET 2012

Op donderdag 09 februari 2012 00:36:11 schreef David W. Hodgins:
> On Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:23:58 -0500, nicolas vigier <boklm at mars-attacks.org> 
> > 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

well, you can't control the mirrors, but iinm pterjan tried to minimize it 

we'll see how things turn out

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