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Postby Captain Skippy on Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:50 pm

Hi,

I'm veeeeery new to Linux Mint. I have it downloading at the moment.

I use Ubuntu mostly, and one thing I like is the update manager. I saw on the blog that a mintUpdate tool was in the works for 4.0 - did that come to fruition? If so/if not how do updates work for Linux Mint?

What about upgrades to new releases?
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Re: Updates

Postby MagnusB on Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:59 pm

mintUpdate works, it gives almost the same as Ubuntu, minus kernel updates (at most times), maybe a few others as well, and of course updates Mint tools/software.
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Re: Updates

Postby Captain Skippy on Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:17 am

Thanks. How does one handle kernel updates in that case? Clean reinstalls?
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Re: Updates

Postby deadguy on Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:08 am

mint update breaks updates into 5 levels:

1. Certified packages tested or maintained by mint.

2. Recommended packages tested and approved by mint.

3. Safe packages. not tested by mint but believed to be safe.

4. Unsafe packages. could potentially affect the stability of systems
depending on hardware.

5. Dangerous packages.Known to affect the stability of systems
depending on certain specs or hardware.(I think kernel updates are found here)

updates for levels 1 through 3 are available by default.
you can choose which levels of updates are available in "preferences".

so, you can upgrade your kernel with mint update.
it just lets you know of the potential of stability loss by doing so.
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