Re: auto-updates

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On Tue, 2009-08-04 at 11:30 -0600, Stuart McGraw wrote:
> I just installed Fedora 11 on my new pc.  Shortly 
> thereafter I was presented with a pop-up box that
> said 28 security updates were available.  I (foolishly
> as it turned out) clicked the update button.  My 
> internet connection is a modem and the machine 
> has been downloading for about 20 hours now.
> Clicking on the little updater icon in the Gnome 
> panel does not offer any information or control.
> So... how do I find out:
> * What it is downloading?
> * What is the total size of the downloads?
> * How much is done, how much remains?
> * How to pause it so I can get my email?
> * How do I turn off auto-updates permanently?
>   (In System->Prefs->Software Updates I had set
>   "Check for updates" and "Check for major updates"
>   to "Never" but it still seems to be checking.

Not sure what all the answers to those questions are, but if you install
yum-presto, it should cut down the size of the updates by quite a bit.


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