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Author Topic: Update or not?  (Read 1240 times)


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Update or not?
« on: April 13, 2010, 03:27:23 am »

"Unfortunately at the moment, the VectorLinux repository is not yet as robust and debugged as a typical Debian package site. Consequently, it is highly recommended that users refrain from attempting full system upgrades. In other words, do not use the commands slapt-get --upgrade  or gslapt, Mark All Upgrades, Execute."

This is from I was wondering how updated this information is. I've just installed Vector and I love it, but after years of using Ubuntu and being used to just clicking "Update" without thinking twice and to always having the most current software, I find this warning above somewhat daunting. How will I know if the latest version of AbiWord or something isn't amazingly better than my own version if I don't try an update?


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Re: Update or not?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 05:16:24 am »

For packages that reside at extra, patches and packges repositories is 99% safe to install or upgrade. The testing repository is for new packages that still in testing period. Just disable the testing repo from slapt-get or gslapt....

You can use slapt-get --update and slapt-get --upgrade to install latest update or use gslapt.....if you are an advance user, just pick what ever new or updated packages you want manually...

PS: Be prepare for any "rouge" packages that slip through the testing period. VL is still need in the providing update section compare to Ubuntu.