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Re: system autodeath



On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 2:09 PM, Dave Jones <davej redhat com> 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 left abandoned running out of date code past EOL' scenario.
>

Oh I wouldn't be so sure.. We supposedly have over a hundred Windows
3.11 clients on our network.


-- 
Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"


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