Updating software in linux

01-Oct-2019 14:58

You should also read the Release Notes document that describes the details of specific upgrades.

It is available on the Debian website at will install upgrade files in place, even on a running system.

We always do our best to make upgrading to new releases a smooth procedure.

In case there's some important note to add to the upgrade process, the packages will alert the user, and often provide a solution to a possible problem.

It was originally written for Ubuntu although it is now part of the standard Debian operating system and other APT-based systems.

The application was originally called Update Manager; it was announced in May 2012 that starting with Ubuntu 12.10 the name would change to Software Updater to better describe its functions.

This number is larger just before a new major release.

To deal with this avalanche, many people prefer to use a more automated method.

If you do that, you get regularly updated versions of software (they may still be little bit behind the actual newest version of the software, as it takes some time to package the software for Debian).For that and other reasons Debian does not keep up with the "upstream" newest version or programs.Once a distribution is released, the software is kept at the same version, and only security bugfixes are released.I noticed that I have lots of programs on my Debian 6.0.3 that need to be update. There is nothing as annoying as having a behavior of an important piece of software change in a subtle non-obvious way the day when you are rushing a deadline, just because the software was upgraded to its latest version overnight. transmission bittorent client and I see the newest version is 2.4 and mine is 2.0. I ran both apt-get update , apt-get upgrade and nothing happens they are still old versions Thanks for any help ;) To add some explanations to thitons answer: Debian policy is to provide a well tested stable distribution, in which all different components and bits and pieces work well together, in a predictable way.

If you do that, you get regularly updated versions of software (they may still be little bit behind the actual newest version of the software, as it takes some time to package the software for Debian).

For that and other reasons Debian does not keep up with the "upstream" newest version or programs.

Once a distribution is released, the software is kept at the same version, and only security bugfixes are released.

I noticed that I have lots of programs on my Debian 6.0.3 that need to be update. There is nothing as annoying as having a behavior of an important piece of software change in a subtle non-obvious way the day when you are rushing a deadline, just because the software was upgraded to its latest version overnight.

transmission bittorent client and I see the newest version is 2.4 and mine is 2.0. I ran both apt-get update , apt-get upgrade and nothing happens they are still old versions Thanks for any help ;) To add some explanations to thitons answer: Debian policy is to provide a well tested stable distribution, in which all different components and bits and pieces work well together, in a predictable way.

The Software Updater cannot uninstall updates, although this can be accomplished by other package managers such as Ubuntu Software Center and more technically advanced ones such as Synaptic.