zombie wrote:Not using it. I don't think it is a good idea to do full-upgrade/dist-upgrade with x running. At least it should be avoided when there are upgrades to the graphics system.
I always update using smxi from a console.
Maybe this needs a new thread, but I'm wondering about this. As one who used the "distro formerly known as Sidux" for a number of years, I'm used to dropping into a text-only run-level, doing the update and dist-upgrade, then restarting X. This was stressed as the "right way" to do it for the same reason that zombie uses smxi -- it avoids complications from upgrading a running graphical desktop.
I accept that this works, however what about the many linux distros that DO upgrade in the gui? For that matter, what about Windows and Mac? They also upgrade from the gui. I think (but do not know for sure) that all these "gui upgrade systems" don't actually install those sensitive upgrades until they are restarted. In linux that is true for kernel upgrades and some other things. If that's the case, I don't really see any problem with that approach.