[Resolved] Autoupdates

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DavidTerp
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[Resolved] Autoupdates

Post by DavidTerp » Thu May 26, 2016 12:43 pm

Hello,

Under mac and Windows, the updates can be done automatically. For old people, this is great. In linux Mint 17, I don't find the option to enable the updates automatically. I know there is a trick, based on Ubuntu, with command line, to enable the autoupdates, but the security levels of Mint in updates manager are not respected (ie unattended-upgrades).

Please, could you tell us how to, or which way can, enable the updates automatically with respect of the security levels of the updates manager (levels 1,2,3,4,5).

In my opinion, this is the only barrier to recommand Mint to any people. Because many people don't manually apply updates on their computer. Since 1994, it's automatically on Windows and Mac.

I'm using Mint and I love it.

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Re: Autoupdates

Post by karlchen » Thu May 26, 2016 12:51 pm

Hello, DavidTerp.

Only recently we had a thread on Automatic Updates?
In that thread Cosmo. pointed to the place where Clem explained why he did not want to implement fully automatic updates on Linux Mint. Cf. here, please.

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Re: Autoupdates

Post by DavidTerp » Thu May 26, 2016 2:28 pm

Thanks for the link. Now, I understand the idea about always manually update. I keep going to use mint but I will recommand ubuntu for old people.
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Re: Autoupdates

Post by altair4 » Thu May 26, 2016 2:39 pm

DavidTerp wrote:Thanks for the link. Now, I understand the idea about always manually update. I keep going to use mint but I will recommand ubuntu for old people.
As a Xubuntu user I take umbrage to that comment. :)
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Re: [Resolved] Autoupdates

Post by wilbobob » Thu May 26, 2016 3:26 pm

I don't think age is a prerequisite when it comes to not seeing that big blue i telling you that there are updates awaiting.
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Re: [Resolved] Autoupdates

Post by Moem » Thu May 26, 2016 3:29 pm

wilbobob wrote:I don't think age is a prerequisite when it comes to not seeing that big blue i telling you that there are updates awaiting.
I have to agree. My mother is 77 and updates her Mint happily and regularly, because, as she says, it's very quick and she doesn't even have to shut the computer down afterwards.

I don't get what's so difficult about updating manually. If all else fails, you could set up a weekly reminder.
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Re: [Resolved] Autoupdates

Post by Cosmo. » Thu May 26, 2016 4:27 pm

DavidTerp wrote:Since 1994, it's automatically on Windows and Mac.
And in some cases it broke the system automatically. :roll: (Happened e.g. since month with Windows 7 update KB3133977 on Asus Motherboards.)

If you have difficulty to recognize the blue shield in the update manager in the system tray you can make a setting in the preferences, that the icon does only appear, if updates are available at all. Probably this helps.

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