Bump on this. I'm hesitating to install Qiana until I know what to do with these Level 5 Security updates I found in the RC while in VirtualBox. I still need to ready my newbie users for this, and need to know what to tell them about these. Looks like others here are wondering, as well.
Fuzzy Penquin wrote:Now, I do have one question about the new Update system changes. When I first ran the Update Manager in Qiana, it gave me levels 1-5, some of which were labled as Security and some as Package. My question is, on the Level 5 stuff (which isn't supposed to show up by default, I thought? The box is unchecked in the settings), it was all Security updates: kernal, and some other stuff I can't remember off-hand. Is it safe to install all of the Level 5 security updates, even though Level 5 is supposed to be "(potentially) dangerous/risky"? Or should I advise my Mint users to not touch them due to risk of breaking something? My users are going to be using Qiana for the next five years, so I want to make sure they are both fully updated with current security patches, and extremely stable in user experience. Security is highly important as things change/progress over 5 years, and I really hope a Level 5 Security patch won't break or destablilize the OS and user experience. These are Linux newbies I'm supporting....
ClutchDisc wrote:I'm not positive, but I'm running Mint 17 Mate on my Dell desktop. I've installed the level 5 updates and never had a problem. However, this isn't my only computer, I actually use my laptop more. So I was willing to take the risk.
Fuzzy Penquin wrote:Yeah, same for myself. I have several spare laptops floating around, as well as numerous distro Live DVD's & a USB, so I too am more willing to risk breakage on my own computer because I can easily recover or reinstall if needed. But nobody else that I'm supporting has more than one computer. So if they break something, it's catastrophic for them. And plus, I just want them to have a good experience with Linux in general, so that they don't feel like they "shouldn't have done this" by leaving Windows.
Maybe Clem can chime in on this, or somebody close to the situation (a dev?)?? Is a Level 5 Security update as safe as any Level 1 update? Can I advise my users to go ahead and install them, but avoid the Level 5 Package (or kernal?) updates? Or maybe there's no difference, and both are just as risky?
ZenBeam wrote:Is there an answer for this? I'm on Cinnamon, but I'm wondering the same thing, whether I should install the Level 5 security updates.
Intel i7-3770k 3.5GHz, 16GB 1600MHz RAM, 2x 1TB HDD, MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt motherboard, (MSI) Nvidia GeForce GTX770, Mint 17 64-bit w/Cinnamon.
I am a n00b! Please assume zero knowledge on my part. Sorry for any dumb questions, I am still learning.