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geomonroe

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PostPosted: Fri 30 Nov 2012, 15:22    Post_subject:  How to keep Puppy updated?  

hello all:
was wondering how to keep system updated?
racy 3.0.25, installed to hard drive
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darkcity


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec 2012, 12:30    Post_subject:  

Hi geomonroe,

Welcome to the forum. Generally speaking Puppy versions work well without needing constant updating, apart from network software like web-browsers.

Sometimes update packages come out- Lucid Puppy 5.28 has had five of these-
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=70855

Also the new Precise from Barry looks set to have updates
http://bkhome.org/blog2/?viewDetailed=00049

Regarding Racy Barry says '[he] will build Racy 5.3.92 soon.'
http://bkhome.org/blog2/?viewDetailed=00056
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If you search the forum some people were working on a Utility that allows you to keep your settings when moving to the next version...

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec 2012, 18:11    Post_subject:  

Ways to install Puppy and how to upgrade information is given here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=60302

If your are asking about upgrading programs, bug fixes, improvements in general to a version of Puppy you are using. That depends on the version of Puppy you have. Most developers, of a version of Puppy, make improvements by releasing a new version or an instant update for a version.

Example:
Lucid Puppy
Lucid Puppy 5.0 -at first release.
Lucid Puppy 5.2.8
Lucid Puppy 5.2.8.005 - latest release.

There is no auto update in Puppy like other OS's.
Updating is a manual operation in Puppy. You find it, download, and install.

Updating individual programs:
Additional Software (Pets N' Stuff) section of this forum
find the programs topic.
See if newer version is posted.
Download and install.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec 2012, 07:03    Post_subject:  

Yes, the latest Woof-built puppies, such as Precise 5.4.2 and Slacko 5.4 (and Wary 5.4beta2) will automatically check for existence of a "Service Pack" -- that is, an upgrade PET package -- just like Windows!

Well, there aren't any yet for Precise and Slacko, as they only got released recently.

Service Packs are intended for minor sub-version upgrades.

Some info in my blog about Service Packs:
http://bkhome.org/blog2/?viewDetailed=00041

On the other hand, a complete upgrade to a later version can be done quite easily. Yeah, bigpup's page looks good:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=60302

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