Cockpit Feature: OS Updates

Cockpit Feature: OS Updates



hello this is Martin Pitt from the cockpit development team for a while Concord has had is software-based page for s3 which is being used on atomic distance but install and software update is an important day-to-day administrative tasks on classic package based operating systems – so I've been working on adding a cottage page for that which I want to introduce you this year is at the dollar 25 with about a week worth of updates let's go to the new soft graphics page it takes a moment to collect information about the available updates and then you can see all available security and long security updates in the table held together with a change log and links the back reports and also links the CVD information you can also see here at the top power current that information is and if you want to you can trigger refresh here but this usually takes a minute or two and I don't want to bore you with that now first the sign install these security updates only since we only have one small package here this is fairly quick then once that Sun we see in the header bar and also in the table that there are no pending security updates anymore so we can keep well for another night however bug fixes and enhancements often desirable as well so let's install all your page here this will take a little longer note that this happens in the background on the target machine independent your constant so we can even log out and log back in and it will presume the displaying of the progress of a running update and up for some time this is done and the system is now completely up to date this new page uses package get at the back end so it works on all operating system that package the supports in particular will retest rl10 tall fedora debian individual in cockpit CI after this initial version land I've done an improving this first various operating systems has some ways to detect whether a reboot is required for the updates to take effect this mostly affects kernel update if such a mechanism is available then cockpit should tell the user about that and offer to reboot the machine right away and second all supported operating systems have some mechanisms automatically applying security or all updates and I would like to add consideration users face to this cockpit page for that just require some more workers detection of require reboots in brokenness package kit and automatic update configuration is not exposed in package fit at all happy updating and thanks for your attention

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