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Re: system autodeath



On Wednesday, 20 August 2008 at 22:09, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 12:43:18AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>  > seth vidal wrote:
>  > > A friend forwarded me this blog:
>  > > http://www.gdt.id.au/~gdt/blog/linux/autodeath.1024px
>  > > 
>  > > and I wondered if it would be something to consider for fedora releases.
>  > > 
>  > > This would NOT be as a default, but as a package you can install, if you
>  > > wish, to drop the route on your box after whatever expiration date. We
>  > > can set the release date in a file in the package and key from there.
>  > > 
>  > > 
>  > > If the package was included in a fedora repo we could have it have a
>  > > death date of whenever the release started + 14months (some wiggle room
>  > > for release slips) for example.
>  > > 
>  > > Any thoughts?
>  > 
>  > I think it is much better to hookup preupgrade with PackageKit so you 
>  > get notification on your desktop
> 
> Desktop machines typically aren't the problem in the 'setup once, and
> left abandoned running out of date code past EOL' scenario.

You'd be surprised. I know people still running FC-2 at home, because
it still works and they can't be bothered to upgrade.

Regards,
R.

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