Keeping Bodhi Linux Up-to-Date
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Keeping Bodhi Linux Up-to-Date
<h1>How to Update Bodhi Linux</h1> There are many reasons to keep your Bodhi Linux fully updated/patched - improved functionality, bug fixes and increased security (to name a few!). This tutorial will show you how to use Bodhi's GUI based updater, <strong>eppDater</strong>, to keep your system patched and also how to use the command line to patch your system. Let's get started! <h2>Using eepDater - GUI Based</h2> To use Bodhi's GUI based updater, <strong>eepDater, </strong><em>click </em><strong>Menu -> Applications -> System Tools -> System Updater</strong> A newly opened window, <strong>eSudo</strong> will prompt you for your <strong>root</strong> password. After <em>entering</em> your <strong>root </strong>password and <em>pressing </em><strong>Enter </strong>or <em>clicking</em> <strong>OK, </strong>you will be greeted with the following window: (IMAGE COMING SOON!) From here, especially if you are a newer Linux user, it is recommended that you <em>click</em> <strong>Select All </strong>and then <strong>Apply</strong><em>. </em> <p style="padding-left: 30px">(If you are a more advanced Linux user and want to view each available update, feel free to scroll through the list of available updates and select those you find appropriate for your system).</p> You should see a status bar moving back and forth across the screen - after a short while, you will observe a message at the bottom of the <strong>eepDater</strong> window stating, "Your system is fully up to date!". It's that simple! <p style="padding-left: 30px">(If you would like to see the progress during the update, <em>click </em><strong>Details </strong>to see the upgrade taking place).</p> <h2>Command Line Based</h2> To use the command line via a terminal emulator (Bodhi utilizes <strong>Terminology)</strong> to update/upgrade your system, <em>click</em><strong> Menu -> Applications -> System Tools -> Terminology</strong> From here type: <pre>sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade</pre> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Note: you may use <strong>upgrade</strong> or <strong>dist-upgrade - </strong>both are explained below.</p> What did I just type? Here is a brief explanation of the commands you just entered into your terminal: <strong>sudo</strong> – allows a user to run commands/programs with the privileges of another user, by default root or admin <strong>apt-get</strong> – used to get and install packages/programs <strong>update </strong>– lets package manager know about available packages/programs and their versions; does not install anything <strong>upgrade</strong> – will upgrade versions for packages/programs from update but will not remove anything nor update dependencies not already installed <strong>dist-upgrade</strong> – will upgrade versions for packages/programs and will intelligently install/remove packages as necessary to complete the upgrade That's it! Simple! <h2>How Often Should I Update?</h2> Unlike some other operating system that push updates on certain days of the month/weekly/etc, Linux is updated as vulnerabilities are discovered, bugs are uncovered or someone wants to add a great new feature to a piece of software. Due to this, it is recommended that you run these commands regularly (say weekly?) to ensure your system is up to date. Many Bodhi Linux users check for updates for their systems every day or each time they boot.