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Old 05-11-2016, 01:53 PM   #1
Gregg Bell
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Need "software & updates" advice in Xubuntu 16.04LTS


I just discovered the the "Other Software" tab in the "Software & Updates" application. I noticed only Chrome is checked. I looked over the other entries and I use: (see screenshot)


-mkusb
-steam
-bit (Back In Time)
-Mega
-Canonical

"Copy" is defunct, and I'm not sure what the remaining things are.

Should I be checking the boxes? Of all of them (Except "Copy")? Or of just the ones I listed?

(I did notice that Mega hasn't been syncing with my other computer since I did the upgrade to 16.04LTS.)

And is this an area I should be regularly checking?

Thanks.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:50 PM   #2
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bump. Is this one that tough?
 
Old 05-12-2016, 10:31 PM   #3
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I started to write a reply but decided that it wasn't helpful.

My guess is that if you select those other sources then some checks of software to them will happen. Generally you can't use the package manager correctly if you didn't add in sources outside of standard. Sure you could load in something from sources and it won't usually update ever. So the question is do you need to select those? I don't think so in a just installed system 16 lts.

There is a popup that should show up once in a a few days to tell you of possible updates on that version although not interactive like some other distros.

You should be able to use apt to update too.
 
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:55 PM   #4
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I started to write a reply but decided that it wasn't helpful.

My guess is that if you select those other sources then some checks of software to them will happen. Generally you can't use the package manager correctly if you didn't add in sources outside of standard. Sure you could load in something from sources and it won't usually update ever. So the question is do you need to select those? I don't think so in a just installed system 16 lts.

There is a popup that should show up once in a a few days to tell you of possible updates on that version although not interactive like some other distros.

You should be able to use apt to update too.
Thanks jefro. I get the regular software update notices and always install those promptly. And all my apps are working well, so those checks can't be that important. Thanks for responding.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 01:04 AM   #5
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Unless you have steam installed for gaming I wouldn't check that. Mega is a Cloud storage Client and Back In Time is for backing up files.

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I get the regular software update notices and always install those promptly
That's the standard for most distrubutions and a good practice.-

Enjoy your Xubuntu and soldier on.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb
http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/...-ubuntu-linux/
http://www.howtogeek.com/110138/how-...-back-in-time/
 
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:57 PM   #6
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Unless you have steam installed for gaming I wouldn't check that. Mega is a Cloud storage Client and Back In Time is for backing up files.


That's the standard for most distrubutions and a good practice.-

Enjoy your Xubuntu and soldier on.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb
http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/...-ubuntu-linux/
http://www.howtogeek.com/110138/how-...-back-in-time/
Ok cool. Thanks Ztcoracat. Yeah, I have Steam and Mega and Back in Time. I'll check the ones I use. Appreciate it.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 11:28 PM   #7
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Ok cool. Thanks Ztcoracat. Yeah, I have Steam and Mega and Back in Time. I'll check the ones I use. Appreciate it.
You're Welcome-
 
Old 05-15-2016, 02:35 AM   #8
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Thanks for the solution
 
  


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