Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174462
RFE: Download package updates, if available
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:26:46 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7
Description of problem:
For all installs, make it possible for the user to download the latest versions of all packages, i.e. updates. If the latest updates are installed at provisioning (install) time, the unpatched window of vulnerability is completely eliminated.
For network installs, I presume this means asking the user if they would like to install updates, and prompting for a URL.
For non-network installs, I presume there would be an additional network configuration step, before the above. The chosen media (cdrom or whatever) should be preferred, when a package has not been updated.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC4.
3. Download several hundred megabytes of updates.
4. Pray there are no security problems that will be exploited during the long download of updates.
Actual Results: Installer produces an unpatched system.
Expected Results: Installer produces a patched system.
That's one of the eventual goals of moving towards using yum as a backend.