Originally Posted by rtrahan
Is it really necessary to download all packages when prompted that new packages are available.
I know I can't tell exactly which ones I need
Why not? If you never use VI, you don't need VI and you don't need any VI updates and you don't specifically need the Bulgarian language VI update.
I default to assuming that I will take any security update unless I can prove
that I am not using and will not use that package.
For more genral 'updates' (non-security), I am a bit more lax; I might even ignore it depending on how much I use the package and how viatl it is.
The only really difficult area is libraries; I default to assuming that I will update libraries, unless I can prove that no app uses them; you would have to use something like 'requires' but its usually easier just to update and not worry about it.