Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ticket #1026


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06/02/12 11:26:18 (9 years ago)
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jdreed
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  • Ticket #1026

    • Property Summary changed from athena-auto-update sucks to athena-auto-update needs a full rewrite
  • Ticket #1026 – Description

    initial v1  
    1 Rewrite it with a flamethrower.  Ideally using unattended-upgrades or something more robust than a sketchy shell script. 
     1Given #1020, #1145, and #840, we need to re-write auto-update, because it's now full of hacks.  The consensus is that we should switch to apt-get, which has better multi-arch support.  But, we need to preserve the check for not removing metapackages.  Perhaps this can be accomplished with apt-get -s? 
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     3OTOH, if we don't set autoremove (and it's not set by default), apt-get would only remove the actual metapackages, and not their dependencies, which is less catastrophic.  So you'd have a functional machine, but machtype -L and possibly the greeter would yell at you.