Monday, December 04, 2006

Update and new packages

Hello all, its been a long time since my last post. It was mostly due to school, the final weeks were rough, but all in all I'm satisfied with the result. I passed all the courses, and got some good grades to brag about, haha. Anyway, I've got two new packages and a script for ya to use.

I've got two packages for two GTK2 engines, those being Murrine and Candido. Get them here and here, respectively. And well, I got tired of typing sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove, so I just made myself a small bash script called update.

The script is as follows:


# Date: December 04, 2006

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove

You might also want to do this:

sudo ln -s /path-to-script/ /usr/bin/update

That way you just have to type 'update' into a terminal and your whole system will be automatically upgraded and old, unneeded packages removed.


Michael Anckaert said...

Easy script if you do these commands all the time but not really secure. What if autoremove would screw up someway or another and mark a bunch of packages for removal?

Normally you would notice that (if you pay attention :)) but now you'll just get screwed ;)

Arturo said...

You're right, but I do find it useful most of the time.

What I do is go into synaptic and check the packages that are set to be auto removed. I do that once every few days, or once a week sometimes. Once I'm sure the packages are not important I just run "update" and that's that.

Maybe there's a way to let the user know what packages will be removed, and let him chose. I'll look into it...

Thanks for the comment!