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[openFATE 308896] Add option to automatic update to install all updates, not just patches
Feature changed by: Tim Edwards (tk83)
Feature #308896, revision 8
Title: Add option to automatic update to install all updates, not just
patches

openSUSE Distribution: New
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Tim Edwards (tk83)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
The Automatic Update configuration configurable through YAST->Online
Update Configuration currently only installs patch updates. An option
should be added to install all updates (ie. this would run 'zypper up'
without the '-t patches' option).
(This new option should be off by default to avoid changing the current
behaviour too much.)

Discussion:
#1: Thomas Schmidt (digitaltomm) (2010-12-09 11:47:36)
Afaik there is an option for this in the updater applet.

#2: Thomas Göttlicher (tgoettlicher) (2010-12-09 11:59:56) (reply to
#1)
kupdateapplet's zypp backend had an option to install package updates in the
past.
I'm not sure whether it's a good idea to automatically install each and
every version update. Usually you install a system and only update it
if it's needed e.g. for security reasons. These updates are provided by
patches. If you always want to have the latest version installed on
your system you might want to use openSUSE Factory. But I would not
recommend this for a productive system.

#3: Todd R (theblackcat) (2011-01-12 21:55:05) (reply to #2)
For users who want to keep an absolutely stable system, yes. But many
users want to use up-to-date software.
For something like tumbleweed, this is essential.

+ #4: Tim Edwards (tk83) (2011-01-26 12:27:17) (reply to #2)
+ I don't want to use factory. I just want the packages on my system
+ updated to the latest that's in the update repositories for the
+ opensuse release on my machine, or in the case of packman the latest
+ from the packman repos *for that opensuse release*.
+ Using factory would be a completely different thing.



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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/308896

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