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Re: How can one turn off automatic updates on F10?



On Thursday 04 December 2008, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
>On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 1:17 PM, Paul Smith <phhs80 gmail com> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>>
>> How can one turn off automatic updates on F10?
>
>Do you mean turn off automatic update notifications?  I'm pretty sure
>F10 doesn't have automatic updates turned on... just the notifications
>for the updates availability.
>
>-jef

I just installed it, and when taking my initial tour, made note that the 
packagekit thingy does have a check mark to let it do it automatically.  
Potentially a dangerous option IMO, but it wasn't checked when I looked, nor 
when I saved & quit it.

However, there is 3 things we need to bz about the installer.

1. It did NOT setup a root account at all,  and

2. it should add the initial user to the sudoers file, because without that 
you can't add any other users, nor can you edit anything to change the 
situation.

My solution was to reboot into single mode and take care of all that, but why 
should we have to jump through a hoop a new bee has no clue is even there?  

3. It also did not setup a working non-dhcp network, it didn't even ask me 
about networking.  When I looked at ifcfg-eth0, the ONBOOT=no was still 
there, even after I'd run system-config-network to set all the local 
addresses it needs to work here.

So there are 3 separate "should have done its" right there.

I haven't tried to do anything fauncy as its an 8 year old box with a $13 ati 
rage based video card. And not fancy enough to do that stuff anyway.  But 
other than the above, everything I ran, ran slow but well.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Give your child mental blocks for Christmas.


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