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auto update gnome 2

Postby heiowge » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:14 pm

My daughter keeps forgetting to update her Mint 11 setup on her netbook. Is there an option to get it to auto update? I think there is with the later versions of Mint, but not sure about Mint 11.

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Postby ajgreeny » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:09 pm

It should update, or rather, notify you of updates automatically, just like all other distros. If ot is not doing so go to the update-manager and change the settings to make sure it checks daily.
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Postby heiowge » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:15 am

It does notify, but my daughter is only 8 and tends to forget. Then I have to chase her to make sure they're done. I was hoping for a nice "automatically download and install" button.
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Postby Dutch_Master » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:01 am

Set up a cron job (or anacron, as she's probably not online 24/7 :)) to have it done automagically :) Have it send an email to your desktop, so you'd keep track if it fails (and you can tell her to do it herself). Cron (and derivatives) works in the background, so you'd not want to have user input during updating: it'll wait forever... :roll: To learn about cron, study crontab, the tool to make cron jobs.
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Postby lok1950 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:20 am

Surprised that nelz didn't say to to get a box of cron flakes to keep the updates regular.

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Postby nelz » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:43 am

:-)

You could also set up SSH access for yourself so that you can keep an eye on things remotely.
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