How often to update? Update automatically?

How often should I run garuda-update? More specifically, what frequency will minimise random issues popping up? Since updates bring fixes, is higher frequency always better?
But updates also bring issues sometimes.

Is there a script to automatically run updates daily?

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever cancelled an errorless update just looking at which packages are being updated. I’ve either ran the update, or it has given an error due to some conflict etc.
    So I don’t mind it not asking for confirmation.

  2. Currently I need to : enter the password for sudo, type Y to confirm, and reboot.
    I’ve never tried the --noconfirm option of garuda-update. Was it removed or something?
    If i run garuda-update -noconfirm or garuda-update --noconfirm it gives unrecognized option for each character of noconfirm.

  3. Even if a script automated running garuda-update, it is recommended to reboot.
    After rebooting requires entering the login password. Is there a way to automate this or skip this step?
    I live alone, this is my desktop PC, there’s no risk if I don’t keep a login password.

You could easily go months without updating and not have issues popup More likely you might get a error you aren’t sure how to address before the update will continue, which is where you search for info on the issue and then if need be ask for help with it. As for updating always do them manually. I myself check every morning, but I would say once a week is really plenty.

Now as far as toolsI would install topgrade and run it right after you run garuda-update to update everything garuda-update doesn’t like flatpaks, snaps, AUR, etc…

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garuda-update -a

or change the config file.


SGS that’s fine for AUR, but not flatpak, snap, pip, etc… That is where topgrade comes in. See below:

upd alias for gruda-update to do all the main updates first
tg alias for topgrade to update everything that upd didn’t / doesn’t
Discover GUI to check for theme components that neith of the other two updates

Then in my case if I want to see everything out there before doing any of that I prefer Bauh, but Octopi is a close second in my book.

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It’s only about garuda-update doesn’t like :smiley:
BTW, @strangeQuark1041
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They needed to create another thread for there second question as SGS suggested. On a secondary note when going through the steps to install almost any Linux distro the second to last question on the screen where you add your user info it ask you if you want to log in automatically.

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Ever since the .xz exploit I update everyday before I even use my system.

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