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Zeaon
June 6th, 2008, 03:30 PM
So I just installed ubuntu 7.10 this morning (from an old CD) and got it working. There are 219 updates in the update manager. Is it safe to install them all like one would with windows update?

I read the generic warning about the security risk but how would one know what is safe to update and what is not?

Thanks.

-Z

billgoldberg
June 6th, 2008, 03:32 PM
It's safe, install them.

(there are reasons why you shouldn't update sometimes, but I doubt that will be the case with you)

If I might ask:

Why did you install an old version of Ubuntu instead of the current version 8.04?

Duck2006
June 6th, 2008, 03:32 PM
It has always worked for me, so i say Yes.

Cypher
June 6th, 2008, 03:35 PM
Unless you know for a fact that there was an update you didn't want, you should be perfectly safe doing the update.

DM was on fire!
June 6th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Why did you install an old version of Ubuntu instead of the current version 8.04?

Probably the same reason as to why I'm holding off on installing 8.04: waiting for some of the bugs to be worked around. :)

alwiap
June 6th, 2008, 03:39 PM
Unless you know for a fact that there was an update you didn't want, you should be perfectly safe doing the update.

Yup.

Joeb454
June 6th, 2008, 03:41 PM
I've experienced no bugs with 8.04 :)

Anyway, this is a different topic :)

To the OP - yes it's safe to install those updates :)

billgoldberg
June 6th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Probably the same reason as to why I'm holding off on installing 8.04: waiting for some of the bugs to be worked around. :)

No bugs to speak of here, running 8.04 on all my machines.

Duck2006
June 6th, 2008, 03:53 PM
No bugs to speak of here, running 8.04 on all my machines.

+1 here.

Zeaon
June 6th, 2008, 03:55 PM
BillGoldberg,

I installed this version because 1) I am a noob 2) I had this CD and specific direction (including command lines) on how to install Nagios 3) I am a noob

Did I mention this is all new to me?

Ultimately I'm looking for a cost effective network / system management / monitoring tool. I heard Nagios may be a potential solution but I have zero *nix experience so having detailed directions was a requirement.

Thank you everyone for your replies!

-Z


It's safe, install them.

(there are reasons why you shouldn't update sometimes, but I doubt that will be the case with you)

If I might ask:

Why did you install an old version of Ubuntu instead of the current version 8.04?

jakl_53
June 6th, 2008, 03:57 PM
ive noticed that 8.04 locks up a lot more often then 7.10 ever did.

Duck2006
June 6th, 2008, 04:02 PM
ive noticed that 8.04 locks up a lot more often then 7.10 ever did.

I say that depends on your hard ware That your using.

philinux
June 6th, 2008, 04:05 PM
No bugs to speak of here, running 8.04 on all my machines.

What about kernel 18? :lolflag:

Joeb454
June 6th, 2008, 04:05 PM
I think the 8.04 vs 7.10 talk is better off in another thread. It's worked for some, not for others - isn't that how every OS works? (that was a rhetorical question)