Joined: 07 Dec 2010 Posts: 95 Location: Deepest Wiltshire UK
Posted: Mon 03 Feb 2014, 15:42 Post_subject:
To my knowledge NO variations of Puppy Linux update in the same way that Mint does. I'm bound to be corrected about this but I've never known it .
There is a new version of Carolina out see here http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=81312.
Because many Puppies are home crafted variations the devs do not have the resources and/or the time to issue continual updates.
What normally happens is that you can use the delta file of the next release to update your current version , see herehttp://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=52232.
Consequently many Puppies may have slightly older packages than
Mint or Ubuntu or Debian etc. But if you want a system that is fast and light .......then welcome.
Of course if you want the latest software you could always d/load the source code from the corresponding web site and have a go and compiling it yourself .
Good luck and have fun. _________________ Computers are like air conditioners. They work fine until you start opening Windows. ~Author Unknown
Joined: 30 May 2010 Posts: 1477 Location: Queensland Australia ɹǝpu∩uʍop
Posted: Mon 03 Feb 2014, 21:06 Post_subject:
Re: Updating Puppy Carolina Sub_title: How do I update after having fully installed onto my hard drive?
Oh Carolina wrote:
Does Puppy Carolina update ?If so is it a complex process?
In a nutshell no, but from time to time we create updated ISO's and Delta file updates so you can create a new ISO from the older version, this saves on large downloads, Firefox and Thunderbird auto update, everything else will need to be done manually by either seeing if there is a newer versions in the Repo or compiling them yourself.
New applications like Google-chrome will not run in Carolina, but there are still a good variety of useful application to choose from. _________________ Carolina:Recent Repository Additions Create strikethrough textHERE
Joined: 25 Jan 2014 Posts: 11 Location: England
Posted: Tue 04 Feb 2014, 16:39 Post_subject:
Updating Puppy Carolina Sub_title: My Thanks to all
Hi guys and thanks for your help.
I've downloaded Carolina 1.2 and also tried the Delta update version but cannot get either to work.
Carolina 1.1 is working fine so I'll stick with that.
Most sincere thanks to the compiler(s). My Acer T180 would be scrap without your great little OS.