Fedora 8 - more user friendly updates?

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Tue May 15 19:50:23 UTC 2007

Valent Turkovic wrote:
> Hi, I posted this as a bug - if I should post this somewhere else
> please tell me where.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=240110
> I find Fedora 6/7 update system not so user friendly as other linux
> desktops I tested. Ubuntu and OpenSuse ask during the first update if
> you would like to add the current user to privileged user list. All
> users on this list don't need to type root password every time they do
> an update.

This I believe is planned for Fedora 8 but simply setting up sudo 
doesn't solve all the issues. See the policy kit integration spec in


> One thing I found really exceptional was Ubuntu's granual update. You
> can choose what types of updates you wan't the system to inform you of
> - only security updates, system updates (desktop and related programs)
> or all updates (all installed packages).
> Is there any plan for Fedora 8 to be more user friendly in this
> regard? I love Fedora Desktop more that any other linux desktop and
> just would like to see it adopt the great ideas that others have
> already implemented and then suprise them with some new features that
> other destops don't have.

Fedora repositories already the necessary metadata in the repository 
that classified updates in security, bug fixes or enhancements. This is 
extensible. Pup used to display them till it ran into some hiccups and 
was diabled temporarily. There is a yum security plugin recently added 
to yum-utils which lets you install only security updates for example. 
For other things file RFE's against pirut in http://bugzilla.redhat.com


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