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How to update all packages automatically?
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totsubo

Joined: 23 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Jan 2011, 06:30    Post subject:  How to update all packages automatically?  

I installed Puppy on a very old netbook about 4 months ago and would like to update any and all packages to their newest version.

Is there any way to do this either using the package manager or command line?

(I'll admint I'm used to the Ubuntu package manager that tells you when there are newer package version available and gives you the option to automatically the system, and perhaps this does not exist on Puppy?)

Thanks!
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trapster


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PostPosted: Sun 23 Jan 2011, 07:38    Post subject:  

Before I tell you how to update packages, you'll have to explain why you need all of them updated to the "newest" version.
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totsubo

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Jan 2011, 07:55    Post subject:  

Hi Trapster and thanks for the reply.

I'd like to update the packages to download any bug fixes, improvements, updates, etc.
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Jan 2011, 08:06    Post subject:  

I've always thought, if it works the way you want it, leave it alone.
I have "upgraded" to "newest" versions of software in the past and it wasn't necessarily better.

Now, I will uphold my end of the bargain.
To upgrade software in puppy, you'll have to find the newer versions and install them. Smile
Sorry, no automagic upgrades for puppy...yet. Besides, it's not that difficult to download one here and one there when it's needed.

Puppy is so small, I usually wait until the latest iso is released, download and hope things have improved.

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amigo

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Jan 2011, 08:39    Post subject:  

Puppy has no facility for upgrading packages. At best, it may allow to remove the old package and then install a newer one. There really is no way to upgrade from one release to the 'next' one -each release is a whole new world. Go figger...
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Jan 2011, 11:53    Post subject:  

AS the OP didn't specify what type of install he has, difficult to decently reply on the question.
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