[Solved]How do all of you do updates - The procedure?

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[Solved]How do all of you do updates - The procedure?

Postby CtrlAltDel on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:45 pm

My procedure is to open synaptic package manager, click refresh, and then close it. After that, I go down to the update manager icon on the task bar and right click it and hit refresh. After all of that, it will finally tell me if I have any available updates.

Every now and then, it's very rare, the update manager will turn blue on it's own without me opening synaptic and forcing the issue.

Otherwise, I have to enter the password for synaptic and refresh it and go through that whole routine to make it acknowledge that updates are available. Then, when the update manager icon turns blue, indicating updates, I click on it and have to enter my password again to actually be able to install the updates.

This seems kind of convoluted and a lot of hoops to jump through to get updates. Is this pretty much normal for all of you or is something a little off on my end? I'm the only user of the computer and, as far as I know, have admin. privileges.
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Re: How do all of you do updates - The procedure?

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:54 pm

Easy and lazy way:
Terminal > sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Done. Don't need fancy shmancy Synaptic (mainly used by n00bs).
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Re: How do all of you do updates - The procedure?

Postby zerozero on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:35 pm

CtrlAltDel,
you don't need the extra synaptic step, if you click the mintupdate icon, enter your password when prompted it will refresh the repos and present you the available updates (if any);

usually this should happen automatically: whenever new updates were available the icon would change to a blue exclamation point but there's several reports that this is not always working;

you are doing the same task in double :D
My procedure is to open synaptic package manager, click refresh, and then close it. After that, I go down to the update manager icon on the task bar and right click it and hit refresh


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Re: How do all of you do updates - The procedure?

Postby CtrlAltDel on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:00 pm

sagirfahmid3 wrote:Easy and lazy way:
Terminal > sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Done. Don't need fancy shmancy Synaptic (mainly used by n00bs).


Thanks, safirfahmid.
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Re: How do all of you do updates - The procedure?

Postby CtrlAltDel on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:02 pm

zerozero wrote:CtrlAltDel,
you don't need the extra synaptic step, if you click the mintupdate icon, enter your password when prompted it will refresh the repos and present you the available updates (if any);

usually this should happen automatically: whenever new updates were available the icon would change to a blue exclamation point but there's several reports that this is not always working;

you are doing the same task in double :D
My procedure is to open synaptic package manager, click refresh, and then close it. After that, I go down to the update manager icon on the task bar and right click it and hit refresh



Wow, yeah, that's pretty simple zerozero. I have absolutely, as you say, been doing twice the amount that I needed to.

Thanks.
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Re: Re: How do all of you do updates - The procedure?

Postby kimboinatl on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:11 pm

sagirfahmid3 wrote:Easy and lazy way:
Terminal > sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


This is what I do. Easiest way I've found so far.

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Re: Re: How do all of you do updates - The procedure?

Postby CtrlAltDel on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:22 pm

kimboinatl wrote:
sagirfahmid3 wrote:Easy and lazy way:
Terminal > sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


This is what I do. Easiest way I've found so far.

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Thanks, kimboinatl. Thanks to everyone. I'll go ahead and mark it solved.
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Re: [Solved]How do all of you do updates - The procedure?

Postby zerozero on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:27 pm

regarding the usage of dist-upgrade in main mint i think this topic has some answers for the dangers it might bring >> viewtopic.php?f=109&t=108824
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Re: [Solved]How do all of you do updates - The procedure?

Postby kimboinatl on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:32 pm

zerozero wrote:regarding the usage of dist-upgrade in main mint i think this topic has some answers for the dangers it might bring >> viewtopic.php?f=109&t=108824


Thanks for posting that!
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Re: [Solved]How do all of you do updates - The procedure?

Postby zerozero on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:59 pm

you're welcome :P
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Re: [Solved]How do all of you do updates - The procedure?

Postby TheForumTroll on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:39 pm

Apt-get is great, but I would recommend using aptitude instead :)
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