[Yum] yum: errors and `unsolicited' updates.

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Fri Mar 21 17:38:30 UTC 2003


On Fri, 2003-03-21 at 11:23, R P Herrold wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Axel Thimm wrote:
> 
> > Anyway, when I installed yum, I didn't imagine it would automatically update
> > the system over night. Wouldn't it we safer to have a "check-update" operation
> > instead of an "update", and leave it to the user to change it?
> 
> This crossed the freshrpms list ... I had discussed this with 
> seth a few evenings ago as well.  
> 
> I suggested that a more 'correct' default install should have
> the following attributes:
>    -- disable kernel* and perhaps glibc-* by default

Not sure that qualifies as "least surprise"

>    -- install with the cronned yum process off, requiring the 
> administrator to chkconfig it on in a given runlevel

I agree here.

>    -- pull, but not apply automatically non-signed packages or 
> packages without a known signature already on file.

You can fill up disks with this - a notification seems reasonable as
something to do, though.


-sv





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