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Re: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina: my how-to's have all been modified

Post by ColdBootII » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:43 am

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:24 am
You can still use apt-mark:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... html#ID3.1
(item 3.1)
Thanks, looks better than sticking to the security updates only.
gm10 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:52 am
See, that idea that not fixing bugs is somehow making your system more stable is exactly why levels had to go. :)

Mind you, this is through no fault of your own: the way the old system was made up it basically led you to understand it that way. Which was exactly the problem.
Yes, but then again, as an end user, that's the most I can do, if I care to have a stable system. i.e. take care how I upgrade and what I install. Still no biggy, it seems I was mistaken regarding the update levels, all along. :mrgreen:

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Re: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina: my how-to's have all been modified

Post by Schultz » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:36 pm

cliffcoggin wrote:
Do you have on older version archived that relates to Mint 18.3? I am not in need of such a thing at the moment, but as I plan to stay on 18.3 for another year or two I would be glad to know of a reference.
There's these pages specifically for 18.1 with Xfce. Can't find anything else. Try sending Pjotr a PM.

https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... e-old.html
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... e-old.html

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Re: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina: my how-to's have all been modified

Post by kc1di » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:46 pm

Thank you Pjotr for all you do for the rest of us. It's appreciated. :)
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/
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Re: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina: my how-to's have all been modified

Post by oldgranola » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:05 pm

gm10 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:52 am
ColdBootII wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:15 am
Sorry, you feel that way. I thought (perhaps I was wrong) it accounted for system stability,
See, that idea that not fixing bugs is somehow making your system more stable is exactly why levels had to go. :)

Mind you, this is through no fault of your own: the way the old system was made up it basically led you to understand it that way. Which was exactly the problem.
I got caught up in that too. Silly cause I kernel hop too. But there HAD been advice proffered here by old hands and in Mint blogs etc about staying away from 'risky' level 4 updates. So we're to understand now that such thought is officially... deprecated?
comadore, pcDOS, hpux, solaris, vms-vax ....blah blah blah..
Yet I'm still a fn nooob

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Re: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina: my how-to's have all been modified

Post by Pjotr » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:09 pm

oldgranola wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:05 pm
I got caught up in that too. Silly cause I kernel hop too. But there HAD been advice proffered here by old hands and in Mint blogs etc about staying away from 'risky' level 4 updates. So we're to understand now that such thought is officially... deprecated?
Well, you're supposed to rely on Timeshift now. Nevertheless, you can still use apt-mark as well (see my earlier contributions in this thread).
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Re: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina: my how-to's have all been modified

Post by gm10 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:15 pm

oldgranola wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:05 pm
So we're to understand now that such thought is officially... deprecated?
Very much so, yes. The benefits of applying security updates and other bug fixes far outweigh the risk of a regression in a kernel update or similar. Kernels are easy to roll back either way and as Pjotr mentioned, officially Timeshift is being promoted by Mint as the way to roll back the entire system.
Tune up your LM 19.x: ppa:gm10/linuxmint-tools

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