Keeping the operating system updated.

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FuzzyJ
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Keeping the operating system updated.

Postby FuzzyJ » 22 Mar 2019 02:30

Aside from applying updates to the operating system as prompted by Discover Update Manager are there any other links to follow for keeping SolydK up-to-date?
And are there any recommendations on items to pay attention in SolyXK System Settings?

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xendistar
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Re: Keeping the operating system updated.

Postby xendistar » 22 Mar 2019 13:46

As SolydXK is based on Debian stable then there will be very few updates, security updates mainly from Debian and any adjustment packages that Arjen release's

If you run SolydXK EE which is based on Debian Testing then there will be updates on a daily basis.

If you install software like Google Chrome or Opera web browser (there are others programs) then they normally set up their own source list and they will update as and when a security update or a feature is updated, they should do their update at the same time as you update the rest of your system either by the update tool or running apt from the commandline.

If you have installed programs from source or as individual deb packages then you just have to remember to check them.

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ilu
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Re: Keeping the operating system updated.

Postby ilu » 22 Mar 2019 21:10

FuzzyJ wrote:
22 Mar 2019 02:30
Aside from applying updates to the operating system as prompted by Discover Update Manager ...
That's it - as long as you did not do any of the things xendistar mentioned.

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Re: Keeping the operating system updated.

Postby FuzzyJ » 23 Mar 2019 01:59

Thanks for responses.
If one isn't frequenting this forum regularly, how would one become aware of changes implemented by the maintainer of the operating system such as the "March's configuration changes" or other changes not covered by the Update Manager?

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ilu
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Re: Keeping the operating system updated.

Postby ilu » 23 Mar 2019 11:10

Well - not. You should frequent the forum from time to time but generally nothing serious will happen if you don't. But you should definitely have a look at the forum around June/July this year because important update information might come up.

FuzzyJ
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Re: Keeping the operating system updated.

Postby FuzzyJ » 23 Mar 2019 22:23

I better ensure for keeping the SolyXK folder prominently bookmarked.


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