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Old 05-06-2006, 12:12 AM   #1
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I finally got on the net and checked for updates. Xandros wants me to download 27 upgrades, about 23+ MB. I started a couple of times until I figured out what was going on. Sooner or later my connection drops out and the only apparent option is to start over. Is there any way to select some of the upgrades so I can get a reasonable chance of getting something done?
Old 05-06-2006, 12:48 AM   #2
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first things first: do you NEED these updates? are your programs running perfectly (as you need them) right now? or are they mostly security fixes?

- if you programs do what you need them to do, and do it as you need, then id say disregard the updates
- if theyre security fixes, get them all.
- maybe you go download the updates from the site that its hosted on? ie, browse to the online repository that your package manager searches, and download individual files one by one

anyone have any better ideas?
Old 05-06-2006, 08:08 AM   #3
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I am not familiar with Xandros but I am surprised you don't have any way to select or deselect the updates you want. I use Ubuntu and the update manager allows me to select my updates by checking or unchecking a box beside the update. I am assuming Xandros has a graphical update utility of course and that you are not updating from a command line. Have you tried to right-click any of the update descriptions and see if there is an option to deselect or lock the current package version?
Old 05-15-2006, 09:31 AM   #4
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I was able to identify 2 or three major upgrade files from the list. I could then upgrade each in the upgrade section of Xandro Networks. This reduced the total list to a manageable size and I got all the upgrades.


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