I dont fully understand the rules that drive System> Administration> Software Update. The help doc tells how to use the function but does not explain its logic - and I dont know where to look.
My question - re Fedora 12
When I start the System> Administration> Software Update function it brings up a list of hundreds of updates.
1) Has the system screened those available and only offered me updates to software that is installed on my system, or is it a comprehensive list of updates including updates to stuff I don't have?
2) If it includes a bug fix to software I dont have, and I select it, does it note that I dont have the function and move or, or does it install the thing I dont have along with its bugfix?
Would appreciate some knowledge or a pointer to a place where I can get it.