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Old 02-21-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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Question Updating Puppy

Ubuntu distributions generally, have an update manager. This keeps track of new versions, fixes and updates.

Is there an equivalent for Puppy?

If not, is there a work-around which achieves the same thing?
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Came across this using this thing called a search engine...

Hope that helps though, good luck.
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Generally, Puppy has no automated update or upgrade feature.
Similar as in Windows you check yourself for newer versions of your software.

When you have a frugal installation you can upgrade some versions to their successors, such as Puppy 5.1 to 5.2. But e.g. 4.3 to 5.2 is a no go.

The best work around - in my opinion - is to make notes of your individual fine tuning of the basic Puppies and then repeat those in the next version. Keeping an archive of PETs and SFSs is also a good idea, as is the copying of modified files.

Firefox and Thunderbird can be updated through their build-in update function.

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