[Suggestion] Software check for obsoletes at install

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Niely
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[Suggestion] Software check for obsoletes at install

Post by Niely » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:59 pm

Hello

I was thinking, Linux come with some pre-installed tools, right?
And couldn't it be possible some of that software could be out-dated?

Maybe we could include something that checks if any software (Like GIMP, or the Firefox browser) is out-dated and install an update if needed, directly after the installation :)
Or an option that also warns you for out-dated software.

Or do we already have those things?
Just and idea. :)

Thanks for reading,
Niely

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Re: [Suggestion] Software check for obsoletes at install

Post by SeriesOfTubes » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:29 pm

I think it already does that if you let it connect to the internet.

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Re: [Suggestion] Software check for obsoletes at install

Post by nomko » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:38 am

Niely wrote: I was thinking, Linux come with some pre-installed tools, right?
And couldn't it be possible some of that software could be out-dated?
Maybe we could include something that checks if any software (Like GIMP, or the Firefox browser) is out-dated and install an update if needed, directly after the installation :)
Or an option that also warns you for out-dated software.
Or do we already have those things?
Just and idea. :)
Linux Mint comes with a very intelligent piece of software which checks all repositories frequently if the package version installed on available on your system still matches the package version on the repository server. If not, you as user get a warning that there's a difference between the package versions so you can take actions to correct this issue. This piece of intelligent software is called Mint Update Manager :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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