Important infrastructure announcement
hughsient at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 07:54:53 UTC 2008
On Fri, 2008-08-15 at 08:03 +0200, Leszek Matok wrote:
> Actually, I think thousands of users are downloading at least the
> metadata because there was no clear way of disabling PackageKit on
> update. And the metadata, in theory, can exploit a bug in yum, all out
> of sight of users.
Nice speculation, but I would rather wait for hard facts.
> That's what you get when you force users to download things in the
> background for them. Told ya!
Apple and Microsoft both do the same. Unless we download and install
security updates automatically then we are not a serious contender for
the home market.
PackageKit will only allow automatic updates of signed packages. If
we're pumping out invalid signed updates then, well, meh.
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