installer could auto-install updates.

Bug #397373 reported by rew on 2009-07-09
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
debian-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: base-installer

Wishlist item...

The installer could check, before starting the normal installation process, if it has proper internet connectivity. If it does, it can check if updates are available for the packages that it is going to install. If that happens to be true, it could download those packages and install those instead of those found on on the CD.

(I find it slightly annoying that 97 packages are "outdated/need upgrading" after a fresh install....)

(This would also alleviate the "windows situation" where the average time to infection with malware is smaller than the time required to install the patches. Of course this hasn't happened yet to "freshly installed Ubuntu" machines, but it's better to fix it before it happens....)

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This is likely to happen at least for the desktop installer, where it's possible to opportunistically download updates and only install the ones we managed to download in time, so that it doesn't delay installation on slow network connections. Exactly what to do with the alternate/server installer is a bit more questionable, I think.

affects: base-installer (Ubuntu) → debian-installer (Ubuntu)
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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