Fedora 15 Update notification

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri May 13 16:52:40 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-05-13 at 04:34 -0400, Vitezslav Humpa wrote:
> This https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=696121 deals with an issue
> that currently the system waits for 1 week to inform about possible non-security
> updates.
> This brings up a question whether the "Testcase desktop updates" is still
> accurate as it states that the notification should appear within 30 minutes.
> I understand that this is likely still the case if there are security issues
> pending - however as there are more likely non to be pending during the TC
> or RC desktop testing, it's little difficult to test.
> Does anyone have an idea how to trigger the notification manually to see
> whether it works (other than changing date a week in the future) or does
> somebody know of a security package update i could try to downgrade?
> I am thinking modifying the test case to reflect this situation.
> Thoughts?

I checked with packagekit maintainer about this and he thought the
*initial* check should still be done pretty much as soon as possible;
after that it goes to checking once per week. But empirical results
suggest that this may not entirely be the case. It kinda shuffled off my
radar, though.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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