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Re: system autodeath



On Wed, 2008-08-20 at 16:09 -0400, 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 left abandoned running out of date code past EOL' scenario.
> 

I agree here. I wasn't as worried about desktops as
servers/appliance-like machines.

I put it down on my list to look at putting a simple cron job together
in a package to do this.

If anyone wants to do this before I do, please feel free, otherwise,
I'll get to it when I can.

thanks,
-sv





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