Mark Gritter (markgritter) wrote,
Mark Gritter
markgritter

Ubuntu upgrade gripe

The Ubuntu upgrade process is pretty smooth... except for the parts that require user interaction. If it takes an hour to download and install new packages, I'm not going to sit around babysitting it. But instead of an upgraded system, I came back to find popup messages of the form "Hi, somebody gratuitously changed the contents of some configuration file you've never heard of, do you want to keep the version you've already got?"

I can understand the need for this user interaction, but isn't there some way to batch them all, rather than having them pop up at unexpected times during the last 10 minutes of upgrade? 10 minutes is still too long to sit there watching the screen in order to handle a very few (2-4) UI interactions.
Tags: linux, rant, software
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