[arch-general] "Automatic" upgrade

Ismael Bouya ismael.bouya at normalesup.org
Tue Feb 11 07:17:22 EST 2014

(Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:56:39PM +0100) Florian Pritz :
> On 11.02.2014 11:42, Ismael Bouya wrote:
> > It's highly unpractical to me to access the machine from where I am --
> > even remotely: I need someone to manually open a tunnel each time I want
> > to access the machine --
> Set up an automatic tunnel (simple service that just runs autossh or
> similar) or use a VPN (openvpn, tinc) and do the upgrade yourself.

That's not an option. The network on which the machine is is willingly
inaccessible from outside: The sysadmin there has the principle that "a
machine that works shouldn't be upgraded, because then it can
break"... (The machine which has Archlinux is an exception and he's not
aware of its existence) It's one thing to ask someone to manually create a
tunnel so that I can access the machine once in a while. It's another one
to bypass the sysadmin politics and risk problems if anything happens.

> Automatic upgrades won't work if there are conflicts which sadly happens
> quite a few times every year.

Sure, but I can do it manually then... 
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