At the moment, you can't check for updates if you are not in a position to install them. This is bad, because: * careful users who have admin rights to boxes, but prudently do not run as administrator/root unless necessary, will not be alerted that updates are available, and won't install them unless they either check the website or run as root and run the autochecker * users without admin rights will not be able to see that there are updates, and won't nag their system administrators until they install the update
...and as a result, machines that should be patched will be left unpatched. Solution: * make all versions of the software poll periodically, even if they do not have admin rights * offer the option to turn this off at build or install time, for embedders and kiosk users, but make the default to leave it on
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 318855 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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