Getting people into Linux
cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk
Thu Jan 4 22:20:58 UTC 2007
On Thursday 04 January 2007 20:01, linuxmaillists at charter.net wrote:
> On Thursday 04 January 2007 08:16, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > And there I want to chip in. One big bugbear is when
> > things that were working get broken by updates. I think
> > that one small change would be immensely helpful here.
> > Either people don't do updates at all - in which case
> > vulnerabilities mount - or they get the lot, and things
> > occasionally get broken. Bear in mind that this class of
> > user usually doesn't need the absolute latest and
> > greatest - just a reasonably up-to-date version of his
> > software. Surely it would be possible to make a simple
> > way to take security fix updates only? That way you
> > could automate the updates for normal use, and they could
> > get other updates with the aid of someone more
> > knowledgeable if necessary.
> > Maybe the possibility already exists. If it is, then it
> > needs publicising.
> > Anne
> IIRCC Mandrake did things this way. I don't know if
> Mandriva still does.
Certainly it was an option in the gui - I don't know about the new one. I
never used the CLI urpmi, so I can't answer for that.
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