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lastromantic49
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Mesa Updates

Post by lastromantic49 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:41 pm

Have not seen this mentioned anywhere else. Recently updated to Mint 19.2. All seem to be working fine. I was curious, though. It seems odd that Mesa needs to update multiple times daily. It's been doing this since I updated to 19.0. Every update seems to finish and be okay but a few hours later there it is again! Not a big deal but it has made me very curious.
Not a total newbie, been running Mint for several years now on several machines, since, I think, 14.0. Plenty of gaps in my knowledge, I admit.

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Mesa Updates

Post by lastromantic49 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:46 pm

Have not seen this mentioned anywhere else. Recently updated to Mint 19.2. All seem to be working fine. I was curious, though. It seems odd that Mesa needs to update multiple times daily. It's been doing this since I updated to 19.0. Every update seems to finish and be okay but a few hours later there it is again! Not a big deal but it has made me very curious.
Not a total newbie, been running Mint for several years now on several machines, since, I think, 14.0. Plenty of gaps in my knowledge, I admit.

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  v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0166 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz, 1440x900~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile 
  v: 4.2 Mesa 19.3.0-devel (git-f83f9d7 2019-09-07 bionic-oibaf-ppa) 
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Re: Mesa Updates

Post by gm10 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:49 pm

Adds PPA for Mesa updates, complains about receiving Mesa updates. :shock:
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Re: Mesa Updates

Post by karlchen » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:54 pm

gm10, you have got in mind this PPA, right? oibaf - Updated Open Graphics Drivers - since 2011!
Right at the top of the page we learn:
This PPA provides updated X (2D) and mesa (3D) free graphics drivers for radeon, intel and nvidia hardware. Updates packages provide:
* all packages are automatically built twice a day, when there are upstream changes
So we can expect updated software packages twice a day.
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Re: Mesa Updates

Post by gm10 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:01 pm

karlchen, maybe, I wish there was any way to know.
lastromantic49 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:46 pm
v: 4.2 Mesa 19.3.0-devel (git-f83f9d7 2019-09-07 bionic-oibaf-ppa)

/duck
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Re: Mesa Updates

Post by gm10 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:14 pm

lexqbit wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:02 pm
or open update manager, edit then software sources and go to the ppa tab or window. and remove it.
The problem with that is that you're left with the packages which won't receive security updates anymore. That might not be terribly relevant in the present case but in general it should be considered.

That's why users of my PPA should then go to the maintenance tab and click the "Replace package versions from removed sources (PPA purge)" button to downgrade those packages to versions which will receive updates. Users of the official version do not have that feature and will either have to downgrade the packages manually or use some other tool.
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Re: Mesa Updates

Post by lastromantic49 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:14 pm

Thanks guys, point taken. I never knowingly added that PPA, I don't consider myself knowledgeable enough to mess with them. However, at least now I know the reason.

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