No Updates?

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speartip
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No Updates?

Postby speartip » 01 Aug 2017 12:27

After fresh install of SolydK, I check my enabled repos & enabled backports, but to my surprise there was not one update available. Considering Debian has released 9.1 that didn't seem correct.
Can anyone confirm that there has been no updates since the release of the latest iso?

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ScottQuier
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Re: No Updates?

Postby ScottQuier » 01 Aug 2017 12:45

Part of the install process is to, in essence, run

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apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
So your fresh install is, normally, up to date and ready to rock-n-roll!
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Re: No Updates?

Postby speartip » 01 Aug 2017 14:11

Hi Scott. Thanks for your reply.
That's kind of the point I'm making. The first thing I do after an install is apt-get update & apt-get upgrade.
However there is nothing to update, which I find strange.

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Re: No Updates?

Postby ScottQuier » 01 Aug 2017 14:43

speartip wrote:Hi Scott. Thanks for your reply.
That's kind of the point I'm making. The first thing I do after an install is apt-get update & apt-get upgrade.
However there is nothing to update, which I find strange.
Strange? That's just Schoelje making "Linux Easy".

I doesn't hurt that you do the apt-get update & apt-get upgrade, but it's not needed.
Scott
Quoting zerozero, "The usage of PPA's in debian-based
systems is risky at best and entails serious compatibility
problems; usually it's the best way to destroy an install"

speartip
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Re: No Updates?

Postby speartip » 01 Aug 2017 14:47

So are you saying that Soldyk has automatically updated my system without me knowing?
Or has there been no updates since the latest distro release?

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Re: No Updates?

Postby ScottQuier » 01 Aug 2017 16:27

speartip wrote:So are you saying that Soldyk has automatically updated my system without me knowing?
^^^^^ This

Think of it this way - among other things:
  • The release .iso file is a good best guess at a running system at the time it was built
  • There has been an improvement in both the packages that comprise the release and in the knowledge about those packages
  • The upgrade also includes all the relevant security updates
  • If you encounter problems, one of the first things you are going to be asked to do is to run the upgrade process
As a final thought, you can actually watch the install process if you, instead of double clicking on the install icon, open a terminal window and execute

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live-installer
The installer will then write log information to the terminal window from which it was started.
Scott
Quoting zerozero, "The usage of PPA's in debian-based
systems is risky at best and entails serious compatibility
problems; usually it's the best way to destroy an install"

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Re: No Updates?

Postby wildman » 01 Aug 2017 19:21

speartip wrote:So are you saying that Soldyk has automatically updated my system without me knowing?
Or has there been no updates since the latest distro release?
The updates were done as part of the installation process.
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Re: No Updates?

Postby speartip » 01 Aug 2017 20:19

The updates were done as part of the installation process.
That makes sense, I started to wonder if that was the case. In that case problem solved.


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