Bug? 18.2 to 18.3 update does not include new applications - SOLVED

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Bug? 18.2 to 18.3 update does not include new applications - SOLVED

Post by grungy_me » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:23 pm

I just noticed that two new applications that are supposedly a part of the default install of 18.3 did not get installed when I upgraded from 18.2.

Timeshift and Redshift.

Perhaps there is more, I just haven't noticed yet. Is this intentional, or a bug?
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Re: Bug? 18.2 to 18.3 update does not include new applications

Post by Sir Charles » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:07 pm

Not sure, but they weren'n part of my upgrade from 18.1 to 18.3 either.
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Re: Bug? 18.2 to 18.3 update does not include new applications

Post by pbear » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:07 pm

Intentional. The idea is that users typically set up their machines a certain way, so upgrades generally try to leave that in place, letting each user decide which new features and apps to install.
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Re: Bug? 18.2 to 18.3 update does not include new applications

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:50 pm

Reading "Commonly asked questions" might help to prevent surprises. As you can read already on top of the article it is a good idea, to install TimeShift already before you upgrade. But note, that you need a noticeable amount of free disk space to make use of it.

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Re: Bug? 18.2 to 18.3 update does not include new applications

Post by grungy_me » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:17 pm

Mystery solved. Thank you for the responses folks. Perhaps an option in the upgrade GUI, disabled by default, to enable new programs to to be installed would make sense?

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Re: Bug? 18.2 to 18.3 update does not include new applications - SOLVED

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:25 pm

Might be, but there is a potential problem. As long as it goes about really new applications, where nothing similar had been there (like TimeShift) this is possibly not a big problem. But there were cases in the past, where a certain application had been replaced by another one, e. g Banshee replaced by Rhythmbox. As too man user do not read the announcements properly ( :wink: ), they might fall into a bad surprise, when their perhaps heavily used music player would suddenly vanish. So this is not so easy, as it sounds at first.

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