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So, dinking around with my system last night I go through the motions of trying to update things and it appears as if I'm good to go. Am I correct in assuming that there are various ways of going about the same things as far as updates are concerned or am I missing something here.

 

I went through the process of apt-get update, and let that do it's thing.

 

I also installed Synaptic and ran through its processes and grabbed a whole bunch more updates.

 

Now I'm reading up on YUM.....Am I chasing my tail here or is this yet another updater that needs to be ran?

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apt-get is more than enough,

 

to update your system properly with apt-get do as follows

 

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y

 

the apt-get update bit merely updates the 'list' of available updates

 

the && tells linux to execute the next command

 

the apt-get upgrade -y tells linux to upgrade all available updates listed for apt-get and the -y tells it 'yes go ahead'

 

please try it

 

also, to upgrade your KERNEL using apt-get do as follows

 

apt-get update && apt-get install kernel

 

that will list a whole bunch of kernels, pick the latest one that matches your hardware

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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