I would like to set a daily internet data quota for auto installing security updates.
Having the preference for smaller packages deps tree (all packages that depend on each other in a tree will be the total size to determine the winner).
And, set a few packages to always allow updating therefore having priority on the daily quota.
update-manager is python (that I dont know how to code/patch).
To create my own updater in bash would be a lot of trouble, so I prefer to continue doing it manually.
can we do it in some way, or is it too complex going beyond the setup of configuration files and command parameters?
any reason they do not use XDelta other than the complexity of implement such update methodology?
if in the end, the final answer is "it is impossible right now by any means", where can I suggest such improvement?
PS.: by "any means" I even mean a firewall quota (it is possible right?) to download from the server. But the problem would still be the priority and possibly incomplete packages in the end...
PS.2: once, I am quite sure, selecting packages manually may hiddenly auto select dependencies that may be quite big. Such deps should be auto selected on the list (the moment we click on such packages) so we could confirm what to install (so we would know how much will be downloaded and how long we can wait it end).