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Re: [opensuse-factory] Do we push information about major upgrades?
  • From: Andrea Florio <andrea@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 23:19:03 +0200
  • Message-id: <4C081C47.3040509@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Il 03/06/2010 22:08, Vincent Untz ha scritto:
Le jeudi 03 juin 2010, à 21:50 +0200, Martin Schlander a écrit :
Torsdag den 3. juni 2010 19:09:28 skrev Vincent Untz:
I'm trying to figure out what to do for
This bug is about the preferences in gnome-packagekit, where there's an
option to check for major upgrades (ie, upgrades from 11.2 to 11.3).

Thanks to Michael, I now know that this works by parsing some file in
/etc/products.d/ and that we could advertise such upgrades by releasing
an update to the openSUSE-release package.

Now, I wonder: is this something we are doing? Ie, will we release a new
openSUSE-release package for 11.2 to tell users about the 11.3 release?
(and then for 11.3 to tell about 11.3+1?)

Does this only affect gnome-packagekit? I guess KUpdateapplet could do the
same then, or?

I have no idea if KUpdateapplet has UI for this.


what we really miss is that:

that thing (the perfectly works) just show the new distro version is
available, but upgrade to the distro is not mandatory.

if the user doesn't accept the distro upgrade, the updates will still be
installed for the OS version they have...

i don't know if that can be done on suse (i would love it), for sure,
it's possible without big problems if users use ONLY oss, non-oss, and
updates repo.

but you have to agree with me, that our "repository structure" is not
that good as ubuntu one. them infact, just need universe, multiverse and
"restricted" to have more packages (including restricted ones like
codecs) than we have with oss, non-oss, updates and packman.

in other words, i think, the major problem that suse needs to solve to
be able to provide that kind of "distro upgrade" without trouble is to
get rid of packman, or just work with packman packagers, or even create
an official repo, that will allow the users to be safe.

actually i bet that ANY suse user use packman repo, but i cannot bet
that any packman package is problem less...


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