Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144013
Applet goes red when only ignored packages are available
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
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Description of problem:
Up2date applet goes red with a large exclamation point when the only
available updates are from ignored packages, such as kernel*.
The applet should only go red with an exclamation point when a package
which is not ignored is available.
Perhaps the applet should turn yellow, meaning "be aware that you
might consider stopping" as opposed to the red-"Oh my God, stop what
you are doing now". This would make more sense and is intuitive from
the perspective of traffic lights.
$ rpm -qa | grep up2date
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. don't update your system
2. select packages to be ignored
3. update your system
4. right-click the applet and select check for updates
5. observe the redness of the applet.
Actual Results: The applet remained red after update
Expected Results: The applet should have turned to some color - other
than red. I think blue or yellow would suffice, depending on the
I think this is a bug as opposed to an enhancement. The current
functionality of the applet is totally ruined by the current behavior.
Especially considering that kernel packages are ignored by default.
The idea of the applet is to be a quick reference. If you have to
start up2date to see if there is a package available that is NOT being
ignored, then it is no longer quick! Another way of thinking of this
is: the applet let's you know when updates are available FOR YOU.
Therefore, if a package is uninstalled or ignored, then that package
is not available FOR YOU, it is merely available.
OK. I see. One has to double click the applet and mark the ignored
packages separately... the applet is not aware that they have been
ignored in up2date.
Once the applet is made aware that the packages are ignored, then the
expected behavior is returned.