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Update manager?

Postby Mintnewbie » Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:22 pm

Mint is all new to me, but I've played around with ubuntu a bit, which I understand is close to being the same thing. But in ubuntu there's an automatic update manager that tells you when upgrades are available. Isn't that available in Mint, and is not, then what?

How close to ubuntu is mint? Can I for example use ubuntu guides on mint?

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Postby Stretch » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:44 pm

Check out the blog page. It explains what happened to the update-manager.

HTH ;)

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Postby clem » Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:46 pm

Hi,

You should use mintUpdate instead of the update-manager:

http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=79

Ubuntu and Mint are very close and Ubuntu tutorials/guide should work under Mint.

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Postby el-nico » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:47 am

Man, this is fun :)

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aaahhhh

Postby Mintnewbie » Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:20 am

Cool thanx, so that's why there's updates available. I guess this question comes up pretty frequently :p But thanx, one less to notify about this ;)

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Postby Lolo Uila » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:54 am

Cassandra still has the update manager and auto notification. It was removed from Celena for reasons explained in the blog (you can still manually update).

Celena is sort of a slightly stripped down (or should that be streamlined) version that is a bit more noob friendly.

Cassandra is the full featured Mint.

Both versions are based on Ubuntu Feisty so they are really the same at the core. The differences are the artwork, and certain packages that were either added or removed (mostly removed, like Beagle and auto-updates). If you are new to Linux and want a distro that will perform well with a minimum of headaches, then Celena is the best choice. If you have experience in Linux (Ubuntu in particular) and want to run the most up to date packages, even if it means some occasional trouble shooting, then Cassandra might be the better choice.

I'm running one of each...

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Postby el-nico » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:06 am

I went over to Cassandra some days ago, after a long, fun and good journey with Ubuntu (been a 100% linux-user for some years now), and I find Cassandra a little better and faster than Ubuntu.
The wireless and desktop (Beryl and Emerald) is more stable, it's a little faster and it's looking gooooooooooood ;)

Me like!

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The update isn't there

Postby Mintnewbie » Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:26 am

Hey, I've tried the link, and it takes me to the mint update page, but the link there doesn't work :( then what?

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Re: The update isn't there

Postby merlwiz79 » Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:48 am

Mintnewbie wrote:Hey, I've tried the link, and it takes me to the mint update page, but the link there doesn't work :( then what?
Go here to download and install the 2 packages.
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still nothing

Postby Mintnewbie » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:43 am

I've tried those, but they don't work. The first link is dead and the second reports an error when it tries to open it with GDebi package installer :(

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Postby Ede » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:52 am

That's because MintUpdate 1.5 was released today. :3 It's on the top of the entire forum, in announcements.

Go there, the links provided there work. I just used them.

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it worked

Postby Mintnewbie » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:47 am

Thanx, that did the trick, I thought I was going mad :p Thanx a lot :)


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