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Re: PackageKit run scheduling?



2009/4/22 Richard Hughes <hughsient gmail com>:
> On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 13:11 -0400, Ryan Lynch wrote:
>> PackageKit has been driving me nuts, lately.  It will kick off
>> installing updates in the middle of the day, while I'm trying to work,
>> which drives my load average up to 3 or 4, basically making the
>> machine unusable.
>
> Sure, that sucks. You could try changing BackendSpawnNiceValue
> in /etc/PackageKit/PackageKit.conf which might help a little.
>
>> Is there a way to control when PackageKit runs?  I'd like to schedule
>> it to download and install all updates at 3 AM, every night.
>
> There's not yet a "time" option, although that would be a valid feature
> request. Such a time option begs the question about secondary policy,
> like what to do if the user specifies updates should be installed at 5AM
> and then goes to bed early for two weeks.
>
>> Alternatively, how do I disable PackageKit entirely?
>
> System -> Preferences -> Software updates, although I would prefer you
> help us fix the problem, rather than taking that option :-)
>

Sorry to interrupt, but I wanted to put in some feature requests for
Packagekit. Where would be the appropriate place for this? More
importantly, I'm more interested in getting those included in Fedora.
So if some of these features get implemented, how long will it be
before it gets accepted in Fedora?

Thanks for any replies.

-- 
Suvayu

Open source is the future. It sets us free.


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