Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 171932
Better update details needed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:16 EST
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Description of problem:
I like to keep an eye on which package are coming from which yum repositories when updating: "Core" vs "Extras vs self-built from SRPM packages.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run pup
2. Observe cute little doggy
Actual Results: "Updates Available" window contains long list of packages, with no indication of where they're coming from
Expected Results: Suggest the list should be a tree view, with top level nodes representing the repos from which the packages are being grabbed, with the tree fully expanded by default.
Lots of useful information is getting printed to stdout (the repository, the
size etc) which might well be relevant to the GUI.
Tree views are disasters for this sort of thing.
Ultimately -- why do you care where the software is coming from? I can see it
_maybe_ being something that's worth displaying in the details but not in the
The default view is actually going to be changing more to be along the lines of
"Updated evolution packages available", "Updated fontconfig packages available"
-- at first, the grouping is going to be by srpm, but hopefully we'll get to
where we can actually use the actual update information instead from the update
system. And then rawhide and repos without that metadata will fallback to the
srpm based version.
*** Bug 173365 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Speaking about details, it will be nice to get information about the size of
packages. It is especially true for anaconda as well because there is no way to
know the size of package before the installation. For example:
gimp-2.2.10 --- 10MB.
*** Bug 191690 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
And with FC6, we'll have much better update details thanks to lmacken