So that command is an alternate way to install your mint updates instead of using the gui?
I could use that any time i have updates?
Also, now that VLC has been removed, i would like to have it again...but would it be best to wait now until Debian Testing sends down the new version and then install that (rather then re-installing the old version) ? Or should i just re-install VLC right now (the current version)?
if prompted during the upgrade, do not replace any maintainer "config" files with new ones--keep the originals
viking777 wrote:Having caught up with the rest of the thread I noticed this from kmb42vt:if prompted during the upgrade, do not replace any maintainer "config" files with new ones--keep the originals
I disagree so strongly with that statement that I couldn't let it pass unmentioned. In my opinion the exact opposite is true. If you really want to baulk you system using old config files with new programs is a great way to go .
craig10x wrote:letting it change the configuration files takes out mint based stuff? Hmmm...wonder why that hasn't happened on mine because i have accepted every update that was thrown at me...is it because i used the mint updater? would it be different if i updated using the terminal with that command?
Ok...so as far as my situation, i guess i will just wait for the newer VLC version to come down from testing...Any idea of how long that might be?
I'll use totem while i am waiting...though i do like VLC slightly better of course...libva1 (that it installed) should work with the newer version of VLC?
Seems strange they would send that down if the new VLC wasn't also ready to send down yet (and then by doing so, it would go and break the old VLC... )
One last question...since my VLC was uninstalled, then i would assume that means the new VLC won't show up in the Mint Updates?
If it would not, would i see it in the Package Manager by hitting "refresh packages" when it is sent down to us? I wasn't sure how that works, so hope someone can clarify on this...
craig10x wrote: 2) you can do your updates using Package Manager (instead of Mint Update) ? How would you do that?
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