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Re: firstboot system maintenance task

Subject: Re: firstboot system maintenance task
From: Matthew Miller
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 10:18:40 -0500
On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 11:00:21AM -0800, Florin Andrei wrote:
> After installing Fedora on any system, when the system boots up for the
> first time I always log in as root immediately, in a text-mode console
> (not via X), then run this sequence:
> killall anacron
> yum -y update
[...]

Oh, and also ---

> I just think it's a good idea and it's the best and shortest way to
> build a clean and up to date system out of a fresh install.
> 
> So I was thinking - perhaps it, or something equivalent - could be added
> as the last step to firstboot. Perhaps as a popup, informing the user
> that the system will apply all available updates, perform some
> maintenance tasks then reboot, and asking the user to either accept or
> reject it.

The plan is for Future Anaconda (maybe as soon as FC6?) to be able to
actually look at the updates repo in addition to the main repo while doing a
network install, making this unnecessary.

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Matthew Miller           mattdm@xxxxxxxxxx          <http://mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>              <http://linux.bu.edu/>

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