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Re: [zypp-devel] RFC - Bug 737843 - zypper patch installs optional patches
On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 06:02:34PM +0100, Michael Schroeder wrote:
On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 05:39:59PM +0100, Klaus Kaempf wrote:
IMHO, "all" should be the default, since selective patch installation
is something for the more experienced (who should be able to adapt
zypper.conf ;-))

You're joking, right? Why do we release optional updates at all
if they are installed anyway? (And it's just zypper, YaST/packagekit
honors the optional flag, right?)

Let me rephrase this:

The defaults of 'zypper patch' and 'zypper pchk' should be
so that people can put them into a cron job to keep their
system in an supported state. The maintenance team uses
optional patches when they think the update is not useful
for most users. The idea of optional patches is exactly that
they are not installed by default (i.e. in a cron job), but
with a deliberate decision from the sysadmin.


Michael Schroeder mls@xxxxxxx
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF Jeff Hawn, HRB 16746 AG Nuernberg
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