Just got back from a week away from the computer and read about the new Mintupdate which I promptly installed. I was very happy to read about the new dialog boxes that are to warn mintupdate users about newly installed packages or packages which are to be removed:
by clem on Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:11 pm
A lot of code changes were involved here. It's been tested for regressions of course, but if you see anything wrong, please use this thread to let me know. Basically, it checks much more things than before. Overall, compared to what we had a week ago, mintupdate is now faster to check for updates and slower to apply them, because it runs a simulation and warns you of any additions/deletions of packages.
Having been away for a while I had a lot of upgrades waiting for me (124 to be exact). I used Mintupdate to handle these, and saw no warnings of any kind about new packages, so I assumed that there weren't any. Later on I had a look in Synaptic and this is the history I saw for today's date:
Installed the following packages:
So in other words I have had 12 new packages installed without any warning from Mintupdate whatsoever. None of these 12 packages is mentioned in Mintupdate history either (all the upgraded packages are mentioned).
Is it me (or the way my computer is set up)?
Am I misunderstanding the quote from Clem above?
Is it just not working properly yet?
Is anybody else seeing these warning dialogs?
I am using Mintupdate 4.2.6.
Fujitsu Lifebook AH532 Laptop. Intel i5 processor, 6Gb ram, Intel HD3000 graphics, Intel Audio/wifi. Realtek RTL8111/8168B Ethernet.Ubuntu12.10 (Unity), Mint14 (Cinnamon), Manjaro (Xfce).