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Bug? 18.2 to 18.3 update does not include new applications - SOLVED

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:23 pm
by grungy_me
I just noticed that two new applications that are supposedly a part of the default install of 18.3 did not get installed when I upgraded from 18.2.

Timeshift and Redshift.

Perhaps there is more, I just haven't noticed yet. Is this intentional, or a bug?

Re: Bug? 18.2 to 18.3 update does not include new applications

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:07 pm
by Sir Charles
Not sure, but they weren'n part of my upgrade from 18.1 to 18.3 either.

Re: Bug? 18.2 to 18.3 update does not include new applications

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:07 pm
by pbear
Intentional. The idea is that users typically set up their machines a certain way, so upgrades generally try to leave that in place, letting each user decide which new features and apps to install.

Re: Bug? 18.2 to 18.3 update does not include new applications

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:50 pm
by Cosmo.
Reading "Commonly asked questions" might help to prevent surprises. As you can read already on top of the article it is a good idea, to install TimeShift already before you upgrade. But note, that you need a noticeable amount of free disk space to make use of it.

Re: Bug? 18.2 to 18.3 update does not include new applications

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:17 pm
by grungy_me
Mystery solved. Thank you for the responses folks. Perhaps an option in the upgrade GUI, disabled by default, to enable new programs to to be installed would make sense?

Re: Bug? 18.2 to 18.3 update does not include new applications - SOLVED

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:25 pm
by Cosmo.
Might be, but there is a potential problem. As long as it goes about really new applications, where nothing similar had been there (like TimeShift) this is possibly not a big problem. But there were cases in the past, where a certain application had been replaced by another one, e. g Banshee replaced by Rhythmbox. As too man user do not read the announcements properly ( :wink: ), they might fall into a bad surprise, when their perhaps heavily used music player would suddenly vanish. So this is not so easy, as it sounds at first.