but how do i a update whit synaptic?
Or can i bether use the terminal?
sudo apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
I disagree with you rhodry. That is too extreme (and unnecessary in my opinion). I would guess that you either are or have been a Sidux user at some time, as I was. Even when I was a Sidux user I used to ignore that advice and I don't believe it ever cost me anything.
The biggest problem with this idea is that if you start telling people they can only update from a different run level they will 'run' away from LMDE like it is some dark scary monster. It isn't, and that is not what we want.
The only way I have found to set some packages to 'ignore' so they don't update is through MintUpdate. That is a big plus (for me). I haven't searched very hard to see if or where there's an apt alternative via a conf file, though in yum one could add a line to a conf file 'exclude=package_a, package_b' and even use wild cards. I have looked in synaptic and under /etc/apt and didn't see anything similar for Debian. In my case I don't yet want to upgrade postgresql to v9, and doing a dist-upgrade wants to bring those updates in; so I've been sticking with debdelta and apt-get upgrade until the VLC thing gets sorted out.
GeneC wrote:I've learned to use the terminal the easy way!
I added the command to CLI Companion. Dont use MintUpdate or Synaptic much anymore.
Just two clicks...
Info Download CLI Companion
Thanks to "Aging Technogeek" for the info in another post.
sudo apt-get install update-manager-gnome
BTW you don't need 'apt-get upgrade' in the middle of the command 'sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade' because a 'dist-upgrade' will automatically include an 'upgrade', the command is the same as in Mint10 or indeed any other Debian based distro.
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