update-manager improve: update repositories information

Bug #42798 reported by Miguel Ruiz on 2006-05-03
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Sebastian Heinlein

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

Every time launch update-manager does:
1. Search packages information
2. Show packages that needs update

The information that collects it's from "apt" cache, but If I need the last information (for example, If we have many packages updates in a day) I must update the repositories info.

I suggest that update-manager does:
1. Update the repositories information
2. Search packages information
3. Show packages that needs update

Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) wrote :

Not all people are always online. They would complain a lot. You can click on the "check" button in update-manager.

Changed in update-manager:
assignee: nobody → glatzor
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
Miguel Ruiz (mruiz) wrote :

When you model the software behaviour it's important to think in all cases.

I'm always online and click the check button every time (that launch update-manager) is too boring.

For this reason I propose the following steps:
1. Check internet connection.
2. If system have connection, then update the repositories information.
3. Search packages information.
4. Show packages that needs update

Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) wrote :

This leaves us to the point how to check for a working internet connection? network-manager and dbus would add some additional dependencies - and this would not satisfy the xubuntu people.

How often do you check for updates a day?

The mirrors are not synced more than once a day.

Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) wrote :

You could add a custom cron job that queries the archives more than once a day.

Paul Dufresne (paulduf) wrote :

Incomplete -> Confirmed.
Reflect more comments I see here.

Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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