Use cx_freeze (or equiv) to make some critical tools impervious to upgrade woes

Registered by Barry Warsaw on 2010-04-28

Some Python applications such as Update Manager have special considerations during upgrades which mess with the Python environment. Tools such as cx_freeze might be valuable to help make these tools less vulnerable to system instability during updates.

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Status:
Complete
Approver:
Robbie Williamson
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Barry Warsaw
Definition:
Obsolete
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Barry Warsaw on 2010-05-24

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After UDS-M discussion, we decided that the benefits were not worth the effort. There are lots of problems inherent in freezing the critical apps (such as maintaining independent dependency tracking) that it's actually fairly difficult to accomplish.

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