Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 504381
Update applet can update severity wrong if a bugfix update comes out after a security update
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:18:54 EDT
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If foo 1.0.0 is currently installed in the system and foo 1.0.1 is released as a security update, the update applet shows it as a security update and everything is fine. Suppose I dont install foo 1.0.1 for a few days (say I am away for vacation), and foo 1.1.0 is released marked as an bugfix/enhancement update. foo 1.1.0 hopefully contains the security fix in 1.0.1. When I come back, gnome-packagekit tells me it's a bugfix/enhancement update which is, in this case, wrong. From the point of view of my system foo 1.1.0 is a security update.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Wait for a security update for a package installed on the system
2. Dont install the update
3. Wait for a bugfix update of the package to be released after the security update
Packagekit tells me that the latest update is a bugfix update
Packagekit should tell me it's a security update for my system
You've spotted a valid bug, but it's more a bug with our infrastructure than anything else. In Fedora we only keep the last update, and the specific update delta is given a class.
(a) Original ----> (b) Security update -----> (c) Enhancement
So when C is pushed to stable, B is removed from the repo, and we don't have any information to know that B was a security update. That's if I understand how Fedora does this.
As such, it's not really a gnome-packagekit bug, more of an infrastructure choice. I'll change the component, and get some feeback from other people.
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