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Old 12-29-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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How often do I need to update linux Mint?
 
Old 12-29-2013, 09:05 AM   #2
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I update my Mint once a week, on Friday after 5:00, so if there are any problematic updates, I can troubleshoot them over the weekend.

Mint's update manager should (depending on the settings you chose) notify you if there are important security updates that should be upgraded immediately.
 
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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Sadly, Mint itself does not seem to have a security mailing list, but since it is based on Ubuntu (and uses Ubuntu's repositories) I would recommend to subscribe to Ubuntu's security mailing list and at least update every time you get an announcement for a security fix or problem that applies to your use case.
 
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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Hi. I've been toying with this idea for awhile now and think I will try it; cron and a command to run in it every night or so:
Code:
apt-get -y update
best wishes and have fun.

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Old 12-29-2013, 07:44 PM   #5
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When I installed Mint 14 it automatically set up to check every 15 minutes. So far I have not found this to be an issue. You can change this time if you want.
 
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:55 PM   #6
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Looks like cron is way ahead of me on this in: /etc/cron.daily/apt (or .hourly, .weekly, etc...)
Code:
#  APT::Periodic::Enable "1";
#  - Enable the update/upgrade script (0=disable)
just need to uncomment line one right?
 
  


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