update-manager --no-focus-on-map ??

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 15:20:10 UTC 2016


On 31 December 2015 at 10:30, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com> wrote:
> sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
>
> I would replace the ";" with "&&", since it makes no sense to continue
> with the dist-upgrade, if the update should fail.


I disagree. It's less typing, it's functionally equivalent if things
are working and it should be safe.

I sometimes have to use unreliable (intermittent) internet
connections. Then doing it my way means it will install what it was
able to download, and I can retry later.

> I strongly recommend not to use the "-y" option. A user always should
> care about the packages that should be upgraded and then manually
> confirm to continue.

I know you do, but most people don't know and it is unrealistic to
expect them to.

>>> ... then I generally reboot.
>
> That's ba
Why?

> there are a few exceptions when restarting or at least
> logging out and in is required, there are ways even to switch the kernel
> without a restart.

Currently the well-tested and established ones are covered by software
patents. :-( This should be more generally available soon, but it is
unnecessary complexity and risk except for critical servers.


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