on software updates

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Thu Feb 5 12:30:20 UTC 2015

On Wed, Feb 04, 2015 at 06:03:45PM -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> update, not your broader one. I am happy to defer to those who've 
> spent more time dealing with it than me - i.e. hughsie - when they say 
> that, no, it isn't really 'safe' to update your web browser online. 
> (I'm equally happy to say 'meh' and go ahead and do it anyway, but 
> that's my *personal* decision for *myself*, it doesn't mean that's the 
> appropriate default for Fedora).

Here's a good example of problems with (the current approach for)
online updates for Firefox:

  Flash plugin up to date but Firefox keeps telling me that I have the
  old version: http://unix.stackexchange.com/q/174210/2511

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
Fedora Project Leader

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