[ILUG] Linux Advantage
kae at webworks.ie
Thu Mar 15 10:45:08 GMT 2007
Jeroen Massar wrote:
> Anybody for a PHPBB Genuine Advantage project which auto-updates it.
> Or Wordpress or any of those other tools which are being used to send
> your spam from nice high speed servers, easily found by googling for
> their version numbers ;)
I'm actually considering it for my KFM project (a web-based file manager
(kfm.verens.com)) - it would save a lot of problems where I'm providing
support for bugs that I fixed ages ago.
Then again, I would worry that an auto-update may also cause problems. For
example, there was a bug with Yum between FC5 and FC6, where the SQLite
process would take up more and more RAM and swap until the machine was
completely unresponsive. This made it very difficult to upgrade. Thankfully,
it didn't actually break anything, but I'm very wary of writing anything which
affects a file system (which a file manager naturally does!)
Maybe something simpler like how phpBB (yeah - model of security ;-) ) alerts
the admin that there are upgrades available, but does not actually install them.
Senior Programmer for webworks.ie
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