Bug 17466 - Gpk-update-viewer treats blocked updates as normal once
Summary: Gpk-update-viewer treats blocked updates as normal once
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2008-09-07 04:30 UTC by Sebastian Heinlein
Modified: 2008-09-09 02:36 UTC (History)
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fixed in git (57.93 KB, image/png)
2008-09-09 02:33 UTC, Richard Hughes

Description Sebastian Heinlein 2008-09-07 04:30:55 UTC
It is possible in apt to hold back updates if they would install/remove other packages. But to keep the user informed about these updates I use the blocked info for those. Gpk-update-viewer should not select them by default in the review pane or even not allow to select them at all.
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-09-08 04:36:34 UTC
Sure, valid. Should they just be unticked or unticked and greyed out (unclickable)? If it's the latter there'll need to be some sort of message to the user.
Comment 2 Sebastian Heinlein 2008-09-08 13:38:18 UTC
Grey out. An alternative would be to show the required changes (this could include the removal of other packages), but can we do this with get-depends?
Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2008-09-09 02:33:29 UTC
Created attachment 18773 [details]
fixed in git

It now looks like this in git.
Comment 4 Richard Hughes 2008-09-09 02:36:39 UTC
I don't think it's a good idea to show the user any sort of detail -- the concept of a blocked update just needs explaining in the help file, and then the user can drop to apt-get or similar if the blocked update needs to remove other stuff to continue. For the typical end users (http://www.packagekit.org/pk-profiles.html) I don't think it's important to show details.

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