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Re: yum-updatesd in F8?



On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 17:01 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 15:52 -0500, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > 1) Does yum-updatesd still block yum and piruit? Causes newbies some headaches.
> 
> You can't have multiple things doing transactions at the same time.  It
> just _can't_ be guaranteed to work.  Both yum and pirut should now let
> you easily retry (or exit out).  Also, the main reason things were
> getting blocked was deadlocking of yum-updatesd in threading land.  This
> can't really happen now.

First experience of every new Fedora user ever after clean installation
is pop-up message about that the packages are available, and then
response that "software information" is blocked when he selects to view
the updates. Awful.

Maybe pirut should be able to tell updatesd that he's going to handle
things himself and he should unlock stuff or whatever. Or updatesd
himself should do all the job of installing the packages, getting the
list, etc., pirut just being the frontend for telling it what to do and
getting and displaying status.

-- 
Lubomir Kundrak (Red Hat Security Response Team)


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