[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#585097: change update-notifier-kde from depends to recommends


I very strongly support Alan's proposal.

Since update-notifier-kde logically depends on update-notifier-common, this implies that installing kde-standard to get a coherent standard desktop environment will 1) trigger periodic edits of /etc/motd (through /etc/update-motd.d/90-updates-available) 2) consequently sporadically slow down every "first-login-of-the-day" to the host 3) display a notification popup on the first-logged user's desktop about available updates, whether notifying this user is relevant or not.

Such a behaviour might be sensible (albeit this is disputable) on a machine always used by a single user but it is quite unbearable on a real multi-user host where ordinary users do not have administrative privileges.

Thanks in advance,


Reply to: