4 years ago
Someone must make list of packages to notify about. Where to find info about which packages is kernel related. I would implement this feature
Yes an automated reminder would be gr8 ..'also the instructions how to boot into the previous kernel' should it go amiss with the update..agreed wonderful suggestion : ))
Good idea to have this. I was running a much older kernel and didn't know I could upgrade it. I ran across it by accident.
agree too need this feature
I agree, nice option for people concern about security. Even when it is already easy to manually install it, this auto reminder would help us a lot.
seems reasonable, and I do not see any disadvantage
It's a great idea, especially for users new to linux!
I think it would be nice to have the option!
Sounds like a great idea. Definitely should be implemented....
It's okay either way for me. I have always been accustomed to checking for updates on a regular basis anyway. I'm just a noob, but some noobs don't need to mess with this anyway, so, I am unbiased as to whether or not it's included, or the way it is. I'm good with it.
Indeed a great idea!
Sounds like a great idea. Definitely should be implemented.
Sounds like a good suggestion.
It would simplify the updateroutine of the mint system.
@xenopeek; that was exactly what I was considering. I tried updating by using Synaptic and the Terminal-method. But it didn't brought me to the latest kernel-updates. Relevant is that there is a kernel-package installed by default by the Mint-developing team that prevents installing the latest available kernel-version provided by Ubuntu.
Useful read on what Update Manager is about: http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2014/07/update-manager-more-kernel-info/. You're free to use any other package manager to do your updating, and perhaps there is one that does what you need?
I've found a somewhat crude workaround, which I've added to my website:
But it's a somewhat crude method, because now Update Manager will probably offer future kernel updates pre-checked. And I'm not sure how Update Manager will classify them.
Currently, there's no usable hack to let Update Manager automatically offer you kernel updates *unchecked" in Linux Mint. At least that I know of. So only the Mint devs can help out...
@Hammer459: well, I would already be happy with an *option* to show them automatically (and unchecked)....
Kernel updates are the most radical of all updates, which might justify treating them as a category of their own. So maybe it's wise not to show unchecked security updates for the kernel *by default*, alongside the "ordinary" unchecked security updates of level 4 and 5.
But I think we should have an *option* to show them alongside those. I think it's preferable to let the user decide whether he wants to be alerted automatically about new kernels or not...