Safe to Update?
#1
Sorry for the noob question cuz I've been out of the loop lately, but I have a Pinebook Pro running Manjaro ARM and noticed a month or two ago that there was an update that broke something. Rather than follow the workaround to fix the issue, I've just been avoiding running new updates and now I have over 400+ updates available.

Is it safe to go ahead an run all of the updates, or are there any possible issues that could occur that I'm unaware of?

Thanks in advance for the help.
#2
What issue are you talking about?
Did you update and something broke, or you only read about it?
#3
(12-12-2020, 05:26 AM)jiyong Wrote: What issue are you talking about?
Did you update and something broke, or you only read about it?
I'm referring to the kwincrash issue. I haven't updated because of it, and I didn't know if there was a future update that resolved the issue. I'm not well versed in Linux yet and don't feel confident enough to administer fixes as issues arise. Don't get me wrong, I can follow instructions and cut and paste terminal commands, but if I accidentally made a mistake that caused another issue, I wouldn't begin to know how to fix it.
#4
(12-16-2020, 05:34 PM)BluBombr64 Wrote:
(12-12-2020, 05:26 AM)jiyong Wrote: What issue are you talking about?
Did you update and something broke, or you only read about it?
I'm referring to the kwincrash issue. I haven't updated because of it, and I didn't know if there was a future update that resolved the issue. I'm not well versed in Linux yet and don't feel confident enough to administer fixes as issues arise. Don't get me wrong, I can follow instructions and cut and paste terminal commands, but if I accidentally made a mistake that caused another issue, I wouldn't begin to know how to fix it.

I think I have seen these crashes a couple of months back, but at least for me nothing was broken on a disastrous level.
The last couple of months I haven't seen any KWin crashes.
But perhaps there are certain combinations that might still trigger it.
Were you doing anything specific to trigger it?

Looks like Manjaro has released another stable update yesterday (16-12).
So far I only had to do some stuff when they changed the update servers and haven't seen any issues with updates recently.
#5
And looks like I jinxed it.
Did the update today and I lost the whole Leave menu.
I didn't test the power button, as I resorted to: sudo reboot

After the reboot the Leave menu is visible again.
#6
On manjaro you can choose three main branches: arm-stable, arm-testing and arm-unstable.
You set them editing /etc/pacman-mirrors.conf
By default Manjaro set it to stable branch.
Usually if you're on stable channel you should be almost safe when updating... there will be issues every now and then but it's the price you pay for a rolling release and it's nothing you can't resolve with a quick search.
Even the arm-testing should be safe enough if you follow the manjaro forum.
I'm running the arm-unstable branch and so far i just had to downgrade mesa package a couple of time but it's a known issue. I've had occasionally problems with wayland but reverting to X11 solved them for the time being.


Other issues may come from AUR packages but using the. usually involves a bit of knowledge on how your system works if you're planning to install sensitive packages.
#7
Thanks guys, I feel a lot more comfortable with it now. I really appreciate the help.


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