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cantalupo555
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Software Update

Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:01 am

I notice a certain slowness in updating various programs, such as Firefox and LibreOffice.

Firefox 58.0 to 58.0.1

LibreOffice 5 for 6

How can we update this?

Thank you.

solus-steve
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Re: Software Update

Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:03 am

cantalupo555 wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:01 am
I notice a certain slowness in updating various programs, such as Firefox and LibreOffice.

Firefox 58.0 to 58.0.1

LibreOffice 5 for 6

How can we update this?

Thank you.
How long are your updates really taking? Compared to what?

Both firefox and libreoffice are huge programs so they will take proportionately longer. Also, Solus update times roughly are in line with what I have seen for delta packages vs non delta.

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Re: Software Update

Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:54 pm

cantalupo555 wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:01 am
I notice a certain slowness in updating various programs, such as Firefox and LibreOffice.

Firefox 58.0 to 58.0.1

LibreOffice 5 for 6

How can we update this?

Thank you.
Wait for the next sync then as usual from the Software Center or open a terminal and type sudo eopkg up

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Re: Software Update

Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:26 pm

solus-steve wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:03 am
How long are your updates really taking? Compared to what?

Both firefox and libreoffice are huge programs so they will take proportionately longer. Also, Solus update times roughly are in line with what I have seen for delta packages vs non delta.
I am comparing with Ubuntu.
kyrios wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:54 pm
Wait for the next sync then as usual from the Software Center or open a terminal and type sudo eopkg up
Really no package available, just wait ....
Version 58.0 is vulnerable.
https://www.myce.com/news/mozilla-fixes ... 0-1-83605/

Either way, it would be good to upgrade faster packages.

Thanks

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Re: Software Update

Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:40 pm

cantalupo555 wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:26 pm
solus-steve wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:03 am
How long are your updates really taking? Compared to what?

Both firefox and libreoffice are huge programs so they will take proportionately longer. Also, Solus update times roughly are in line with what I have seen for delta packages vs non delta.
I am comparing with Ubuntu.
kyrios wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:54 pm
Wait for the next sync then as usual from the Software Center or open a terminal and type sudo eopkg up
Really no package available, just wait ....
Version 58.0 is vulnerable.
https://www.myce.com/news/mozilla-fixes ... 0-1-83605/

Either way, it would be good to upgrade faster packages.

Thanks
Like it was said, try the eopkg upgrade route; you might be satisfied. And yeah, faster upgrades would be "nice".

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Re: Software Update

Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:44 pm

Both are available on stable now :D

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Re: Software Update

Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:14 am

kyrios wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:44 pm
Both are available on stable now :D
Thank you! :D

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Re: Software Update

Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:00 am

I wanted to add some actual data on how long updates take.

This one (6 February) updated 72 packages for me, including firefox, libreoffice, kernel and firmware for a reported package size 271 MB. Total time including downloads (at 40Mbits/sec) was:

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real	13m11.855s
So, that is Solus.

For comparison, I updated Fedora 27 today also, which was 71 packages for me, but did not include firefox, libreoffice or the kernel for a reported package size of 100MB. Total time including download was:

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real	8m18.887s
Another comparison is Arch also updated today, which was 15 packages for me, including the kernel but not firefox or libreoffice for a reported package size of 76MB. Total time including download (seemed slow) was:

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real	3m8.260s
Arch and Fedora update every day. Solus typically once a week.

I realize this comparison is very rough, but I hope this adds some value.

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