Just wanting to confirm my understanding of something here if I may.
I keep my Felicia system updated & according to my icon the system is up to date.
However, when I am Synaptic Package Manager and look in the 'Status - Upgradeable' view, I see a number of upgradeable packages including some newer kernel files and x-server versions and a couple of other things. Now , in MintUpdate, I have it set to look for Levels 1-3 updates & not 4 or 5. I am assuming therefore that updates to the kernel, x-server and other such major packages would be seen as Level 4 or 5 by MintUpdate? Is that right?
If so, a couple of extra questions please:
Is there somewhere to look at "Release Notes" for these updates so as to determine if I want to make them. I like to keep my systems up to date but I believe in caution to some extent - " if it ain't broke, don't fix it" kind of thing; "leading edge, not bleeding edge". OK, enough cliches!
2ndly, when I'm looking for a package I will use Synaptic, but, if I know what I want, I tend to be a CLI kind of guy. I am therefore quite familiar with using 'sudo apt-get update/upgrade/dist-upgrade' in various distros. I am wondering what are the MintUpdate equivalents of this. ie., if I did issue the cli commands, what am I doing in terms of MintUpdate. I assume, for example that 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' is equivalent to Level 1-5 update?
Can anyone clarify this please?
And slightly related; is there any preference in Mint between use of apt-get &/or aptitude for cli package management? I do know they can behave differently in terms of dependencies.
Thanks in advance.