Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 227362
RFE: Pirut/Pup should display package information
Last modified: 2016-09-19 22:37:44 EDT
When I am running Software Updater, it shows me the names of the packages that
will be updated often with bug numbers of bugs that were fixed and short
description of changes. What it doesn't show is the description of the package
itself. There are so many packages currently available and often installed by
default that for many users it is not obvious what is being installed. It would
be helpful, if the details window could contain description of the package being
updated (e.g. similar to output of "yum info xxx"). This would also help with
the education of users since they would have better visibility to what is going
on in their system and discover other interesting programs they may have
installed but they are not aware of.
I think this would be a great addition. Many end users may not know what most
of the packages are for, (and often I see packages I don't recognize), and
showing the package info would help them become more familiar with Linux.
I'd also love to be able to configure pup to show other information as well. I
find that when I see updates through puplet I bring up pup to see what it
reports, (clicking on the links to the bugs), then I close it and do a 'sudo yum
--changelog update' so I can actually see what was changed.
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I think Luke may have added this later in pirut or in gnome-packagekit. If it's
not present in Fedora 9, please reopen or file a new report against