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I am very new user in LINUX MINT . Few minute ago i have installed Linux mint (13 maya ) cinamone (LTS) Desktop...........
beacuse of long time server support till (2017). I know linux mint now running 16 . i really hate to install upgrade frequently..........
few minitue ago i tried to install "CONKY" but it don't installed the problem is showing required update which is arround 150 m.b
Should i command ...... sudo apt-get install update && sudo apt-get upgrade
but i don't want to upgrade 13 maya to 14 or other version because i want LONG TIME SERVER SUPPORT . SO WHAT I NEED TO DO ??????????????
Will only upgrade to newest from sources,list for Release which will still be 13
The truth. Verify that your sources.list has only repositories for 13 in it, and there is no problem. You can upgrade and dist-upgrade without fear of going to 14.
Just as a correction, update will only syncronize the repositories, it doesn't actually download or install any actual applications.
Upgrade will upgrade all non-system software.
Dist-upgrade will upgrade everything, including system software such as your kernel and the base processes required for functionality of the machine. It does not, by default, upgrade from one version of an OS to another unless you have first changed the repositories to reflect said newer version and did an update in order to syncronize your repos to the new version.
Not sure if Mint has a GUI for going to a new version, but if they do, just make sure that if you get the popup about "a new version is available" you choose not to upgrade that. I personally like to turn off the gui frontends to apt and manage all updates via CLI just so I know exactly what's happening.
Last edited by Timothy Miller; 03-03-2014 at 10:55 AM.
What you are being offered are the fixes for bugs and security risks in the programs that you have installed. That's what LTS means: long term support. You need those fixes! As Eddy said, you'll still have Mint 13, but a better, safer installation.
It is generally a bad advice to say 'you can skip the updates'. Doing so on LTS is like saying that the jungle is safe you don't need a hunting rifle, knowingly that jungle has man eating tigers.
BUT! But... it is your machine, and if it sufficiently under firewall, not directly expopsed to internet, working behind a NATed router and sufficiently hard to break passwords, I will suggest you skip the updates till you have a very large update list. Then you can update all in one go.