I have a 16Gb USB thumbdrive with a live installation of LinuxMint 13 LTS using MATE with over 9Gb of persistence installed on it.
I have updated Firefox, LibreOffice and other pieces of software to be sure that known problem fixes are in place and software updates are current. However, I would guess that I have other components (Packages) that should be updated, but I don't know which they are. I know that if I update the kernel, I risk breaking my installation.
If I run "Synaptic" and sort by the icon column, it shows many Packages that have an exclamation point, "!", in the column icon.
How do I update that which needs updating without updating the kernel and breaking my install?
Do I use Synaptic or is this something that needs to be scripted?
Which packages, if selected, would risk updating the kernel?