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Updates & Package management

Postby subset » Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:20 am


Merry X-MAS !
Why don't have Mint Helena's update manager the latest ubuntu version, like 2.6.31-16 kernel ?
Helena only have 2.6.31-14.
The package manager (synaptic) don't have "Mark All Updates" button.

Can I use aptitude ?
It is say - some packages are broken, but it make up to date all packages.

Sorry 4 my English

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Re: Updates & Package management

Postby Husse » Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:30 pm

The reason Synaptic does not have a mark all upgrades button is to avoid it being used
It's a dangerous option, but can be done in apt if you want to risk a broken system
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Re: Updates & Package management

Postby chiefjim » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:15 pm

Without how does an end user determine which upgrades are worthy of being applied? I've long been under the impression if the upgrades came via the official repositories they should be applied.
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Re: Updates & Package management

Postby rob2uk » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:39 pm

...and that is why you have an 'update' icon in the notification area,
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Re: Updates & Package management

Postby emorrp1 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:41 pm

mintUpdate > Edit > Preferences > Check the Level 5 updates Visible box.
If you have a question that has been answered and solved, then please edit your original post and put a [SOLVED] at the end of your subject header
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