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Old 04-17-2020, 01:26 AM   #1
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Bodhi 5.1 no software updater


Hi, I havenít used Bodhi for a while. Itís a refreshing change. I have one question. Why isnít there a software updater in Bodhi anymore? I installed the Ubuntu Software Updater and it works fine. Why not just use that? I was looking to install this on a friends PC but I need an easy way for them to update. Thanks
 
Old 04-17-2020, 03:22 AM   #2
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Hello there

If you are using different than AppPack Bodhi version, yes, there is no updater by default. We were not satisfied with Eepadter which lacks some important feature for user input. Due to this fact, you can install mintupdater and add it to startup applications list (menu-setting panel-applications).

sudo apt install mintupdate

Enjoy
 
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Old 04-17-2020, 04:07 AM   #3
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As the_waiter says. I may add that mintupdate is by far superior to Ubuntu's Software & Updates.

mintupdate gives you much more control over the updates, plus it contains a useful kernel tool.
 
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Old 04-17-2020, 05:40 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by the_waiter View Post
If you are using different than AppPack Bodhi version, yes, there is no updater by default. We were not satisfied with Eepadter which lacks some important feature for user input.
OK for the record here adding eepDater to Bodhi linux was an EXPERIMENT. Bodhi originally did not have any update software other than apt and sometimes synaptic. eepDater caused a lot of confusion with some users due to inadequacies in its design which never got properly addressed. It never got fixed and truthfully ätefan or me lacked time to deal with it and no one else took up the task of fixing it. Naturally patches accepted if you want to fix it. Regardless I felt the best thing to do was remove it and go back to the old tradition of doing updates in the command line.

If you need a GUI install one or use synaptic. We recommend mintupdate, but use any that meet your needs.
 
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Old 04-26-2020, 12:43 PM   #5
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Naturally patches accepted if you want to fix it.
I found your post helpful but what did you mean by this?
 
Old 04-26-2020, 12:45 PM   #6
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It means "if you have knowledge, time and taste, help us fix it"
 
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Old 04-26-2020, 01:00 PM   #7
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Ok. thanks.
 
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Old 04-26-2020, 05:10 PM   #8
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Ubuntu Update Manager

I prefer the Ubuntu Update Manager:
sudo apt install update-manager

Last edited by IvoryMale; 04-28-2020 at 01:49 PM.
 
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Old 04-28-2020, 09:18 PM   #9
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Working with mintupdater myself and can also say that it does the job well.
 
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Old 04-28-2020, 11:43 PM   #10
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Hi, I haven’t used Bodhi for a while. It’s a refreshing change. I have one question. Why isn’t there a software updater in Bodhi
There's actually a really cool one included with Bodhi called APT. I dunno what it stands for cuz I've only been using bodhi less than two years but I bet there's some history with it and it probably stands for something like AWESOME PACKAGE TOOL.

If you execute apt update (with sudo) it'll check all the new stuff and update your local database. Then, if you wanna upgrade all of it, type 'sudo apt update' it'll list whatever is available to update and how much data it'll take and how much space it'll take. You can then install it all, or say no.

If you say no, you can selectively install whatever you want. 'sudo apt install whatever' will update it. probably 'sudo apt update whatever' works too, but never tried, I just install everything cuz I'm wild and crazy like that.

Anyway, the point is apt is an awesome update tool. Even gui tools like mintupdate or whatever are just using apt in the background. Apt rules.

So you are wrong. There is a software updater included with Bodhi. And it's the best ever. That being said, if you install the apppack version, which includes a variety of suggested apps, then you'll get the mintupdate tool, which does the same thing as apt but you can use it with a mouse! Mice are cool. But I bet you still gotta use a keyboard to type a password...

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Old 04-29-2020, 09:31 AM   #11
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Two commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
then
sudo apt upgrade

The first command will tell you if anything new is available. The second command will actually install it.
 
Old 04-29-2020, 10:37 AM   #12
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Terminal Updates

Terminal Updates is the easy & fast way to get it done!
 
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