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Updater (Solved)
« on: July 13, 2016, 07:31:24 pm »
Hi Mark,

Probably silly question time. In updater  are three level 5 updates.

linux-generic
linux-headers-generic
linux-image-generic

Is it safe to install these? I`ve installed the level 3 ones but I left these until I know they`re safe. We are told to avoid level 5 because of the risk of crashing the system etc. Hence I`m a bit reluctant to install without advice.   :-\

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Tony
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Re: Synaptic
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2016, 07:36:59 pm »
in "synaptic" ? .. synaptic doesn't give "levels", only the updater (shield by the clock) does that.

If you're talking about Peppermint, then YES install them (it's just a new kernel)

Peppermint use the updater from Mint ..

Mint by default have set "levels" 4 & 5 to not install by default (unticked)

Peppermint on the other hand follows the Ubuntu update policy .. so ALL Levels should be set to install by default ;)



If on the other hand you're using Mint .. it's your call whether to follow their policy of not updating kernels .. personally I think it's a stupid policy, but your call.
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Re: Synaptic
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2016, 07:39:53 pm »
Hi Mark,
Updater was what I meant, silly me.
Thanks for that, will do.

 


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