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Linuxmint 13 point release

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:58 am
by spandey
There are more than 400 MB woth of updates for Linuxmint 13. Is there any point release of Linuxmint 13 so that we can minimize updates? It's very difficult in this part of the world where average speed of internet is 512 kbps !!!

Re: Linuxmint 13 point release

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:08 am
by xenopeek
Perhaps somebody did a custom respin of the ISOs for this, but no, there is no official point release for Linux Mint 13 ISOs. You could consider Linux Mint 14 instead, which is just released.

Re: Linuxmint 13 point release

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:48 am
by spandey
Thanks Vincent. As Linux mint 13 is LTS, it is a better candidate for Senior citizens PC's as they don't have to reinstall it for 5 years. These computers are around 5 years old currently running Windows XP. A point release helps a lot. Hope Linuxmint team can consider this as favour for speading usage of Linux and of course Mint as well!!!

Re: Linuxmint 13 point release

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:43 pm
by xenopeek
Well, that sounds like you will be doing the install to multiple computers? You can do the installation once, install all available upgrades once, and then use remastersys or clonezille to either make a bootable ISO of that fully upgraded installation, or just a clone, that you can install on other computers (so not needing to download the upgrades again).

You can also just copy the installed upgrades from that one machine, and manually upgrade those other machines from that set of packages. The .deb files are kept in cache, in /var/cache/apt/archives. You can copy them from there to those other machines, where you can install them in one go from the directory where you have copied the packages with:

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sudo dpkg -iEG *.deb