on software updates

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Thu Feb 5 12:56:41 UTC 2015


Am 05.02.2015 um 13:30 schrieb Matthew Miller:
> 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

that may all be true *but* something like "please reboot your machine 
because there is an update for flash" is ridiculous and comes near to 
jokes about microsoft like "you moved you mouse - please reboot to make 
the change active"

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