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Bug#875858: pkgsel: Offer to install/manage unattended-upgrades

On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:27:58PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 11:45:13AM +0200, Raphaël Hertzog wrote:
> >Source: pkgsel
> >Version: 0.45
> >Severity: wishlist
> >
> >Ubuntu has a patch adding a "pkgsel/update-policy" debconf question which
> >is used to control the installation of unattended-upgrades. I want to
> >merge this into Debian.
> >
> >The biggest question in this work is the default value and priority of
> >the question.
> >
> >Ubuntu defaults to "none" (no automatic installation) but asks the
> >question at high priority on netboot (non-cdrom) images or on their
> >server images.
> >
> >For Debian, I don't think that making such a difference makes sense.
> >We should:
> >- either always show the question with its default value of "none"
> >  (thus making sure that they have a chance to opt-in to this feature)
> >- or not show the question (priority "medium") but make it default
> >  to install unattended-upgrades so that they get updates by default but
> >  have a chance to disable that with preseeding
> >
> >Given the last discussion on -devel
> >(https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2016/11/threads.html#00117) I think
> >we should make a bold choice and do the latter.
> >
> >I'm going to submit a tested patch later on.
> Sounds reasonable, yes.

I don't think so.

This is not an adequate default for non-Desktop setups, this should rather be
pulled in via some of the desktop tasksel tasks, but not in general.


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