I agree, but if such a tool is provided, it should at least tell which apps cause the problem. I have a list of some 1000 or more apps, libraries etc which I would like to be installed, and I figure that most of them are, in the current version, compatible with gnome 3. The Mintbackup tool just remembers the software names, and tries to install the updated packages, not the old ones. Those for which no packages are provided, are automatically excluded from the list. It won't install old packages. But there appear some dependency issues with the new packages, and I'm not pointed at them except by a global information. Now I am installing them again one by one, and found so far one single package that didn't work. To find that out I spent 4 hours (and have appr. 4 more to go). The tool knows where the problem lies, so why doesn't it tell "this and that package has dependency issues"? There's work to do, and it's not much, but it makes life (upgrades) much easier!
Last edited by DrMartinus
on Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:56 am, edited 1 time in total.
Dr. Martinus, Linux user since 1999
Current system: LinuxMint 12, AMD 64-bit, Gnome Desktop, up-to-date (at least I try)
I'm German, so I might translate terms and software names the wrong way. Please apologize and ask if something is unclear