Thoughts on updates

drago01 drago01 at
Wed Sep 30 11:40:18 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Rahul Sundaram
<sundaram at> wrote:
> On 09/30/2009 10:37 AM, William Jon McCann wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Since it has come up recently, I figured I'd briefly mention that some
>> people in the desktop team, QE, and release engineering had a few
>> lunchtime chats about our update process.  I tried to write down some
>> of what we talked about:
>> I later found out that there are a number of different initiatives
>> underway that may help with this problem.  So, that is good news.
>> Interested to hear your thoughts.
> One thing I would really like is for PackageKit to download updates in
> the background (detecting whether I am on a low bandwidth connection)
> and only prompt me for updates when it is ready to install.
> Another constant annoyance is that soon after a yum operation in the
> command line, PackageKit insists on updating some metadata immediately
> thereby locking out the subsequent commands for sometime (can be a
> considerable delay). I would prefer it to wait for a few mins and not
> interrupt me. Filed and closed WONTFIX however.

Just disable the packagekit yum plugin or do yum remove PackageKit-yum-plugin

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