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Update Manager

Postby Ardanbis on Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:33 am

I have 2 questions:

just installed Elyssa and when I do:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

It shows that:
linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic
linux-restricted-modules-generic
Cant be upgraded. Why?

And the other (3)question(s) is(are) (maybe related to the first): Why the update manager checks every 20 mins for updates?
Can I change it to weekly search? How?
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Re: Update Manager

Postby Ardanbis on Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:00 am

Ok for the secon issue i just had to click the "mintUpdate" in the menu and select settings->Auto-update and set the periods of time.
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Re: Update Manager

Postby Lim-Dul on Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:26 am

I believe that it only shows that the packages have been "kept back". The packages are related to a kernel upgrade that is risky and as of today might be unstable. Better stick to level 1, 2 and 3 upgrades in MintUpdate and ignore apt-get altogether. That is, if you store important data in Linux Mint, use it as your main OS and care if gets completely messed up or not. =)

P.S. If you still insist on breaking your OS then you might do a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.
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Re: Update Manager

Postby Ardanbis on Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:22 am

Lim-Dul wrote:P.S. If you still insist on breaking your OS then you might do a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.

lol i already did without reading your post:

Ive installed the i386 kernel , and works fine, i also wanted to make my custom kernel with a "kernel.org" kernel and i managed to do it so big that i runned out of memory at boot :mrgreen:

I love it.
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Re: Update Manager

Postby Lim-Dul on Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:30 am

Weeell. I did that too and everything is working fine but only because Linux is my secondary OS I use mainly for messing around. ^^

However, I still like to spread the fear of hasty kerel upgrades because a failed update was what completely destroyed my Ubuntu installation a while ago and stopped me from using Linux for the next 2 years or so. :-P
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