update manager/synaptic to warn if security updates disabled

Bug #495796 reported by Cedders on 2009-12-12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: synaptic

For the wishlist?

It is possible to accidentally disable security updates, either in Software Sources, or in sources.list. As well as being a security problem, I only noticed this when a PPA required a higher version of a package than was installed for that version, which confused me.

I'd suggest that when exiting synaptic, the user should be warned if security updates are disabled. This could perhaps also be a balloon produced when update manager checks?

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Dec 12 09:10:53 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: synaptic 0.62.7ubuntu6
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.53-generic
SourcePackage: synaptic
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic i686

Cedders (cedric-gn) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Reassigned to software-properties, as that is the source editor for synaptic, update-manager and software center, and if we do want such a warning to be shown, it should be system-wide, we don't want to implement the warning functionality in all apps.
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

affects: synaptic (Ubuntu) → software-properties (Ubuntu)
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-06-05
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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