Mint Upgrade vs. Synaptic

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Mint Upgrade vs. Synaptic

Postby chowanec » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:44 pm

Hey all -- quick question. I noticed in Synaptic that under the Status Tab there is an entry for "Installed (Upgradeable)". If I install these, will it make mint unstable? Looks like a bunch of Kernel updates, Xorg, etc.

I tend to want to always upgrade stuff, so I am checking myself before doing something stupid. :)


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Re: Mint Upgrade vs. Synaptic

Postby Husse » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:40 pm

This is exactly why you should use mintUpdate for updates
If you use Synaptic - which is quite possible - you get every available update (including level 4 and 5)
This is like a lottery, for some it just works while others get lots of problems. This depends on chipset, CPU, GPU, amount of memory, LAN, WAN and the lot...
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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