Hi, I follow what I saw someone call the "super stable" update method: read the annoucement thread and wait for any dust to settle, let others thrash it out. The latest one [from last week 2016-10-09] has got me worried though.
I read the whole thread, returning for new posts. I see someone just a few hours ago still having problems. A few thoughts and questions.
About 95% of the meat of that thread made my eyes glaze over. I think I may be over my head here. Migrated from MS 2 years ago, no chance am I going back, may need to switch to non-rolling type Linux.
I like this forum and the idea of Manjaro/Arch/rolling release etc, but for instance I have some important transactions going on with more coming. I cannot research or stop for any fixes at this time.
I am running Kernel 4.6.7-1
Question: Do "problem" updates [like this last one] get changed/fixed? Is it now relatively safe to proceed with the update? I use xfce, don't have any encryption, don't do any gaming. I saw many "no problem" posts, in 18 months I haven't really had any problems either.
PhilM's blog post linked in thread: "Update recommendation for SystemD users". Showing my ignorance here, I thought "systemD" was integral to all Manjaro install, not something you choose. How do I know if I'm running it?
Repeated mention of "tty" procedures with various numbers after it. After some research I'm stumped again. Is tty something different than the normal terminal? [edit: what I call "normal" apparently has been the terminal emulator on the desktop, had forgot or not fully grasped that previously. Explanations in further posts below, thanks]
In this update announcement and previous I've seen mention of and links to some kind of "test" media you can run before performing an update. I read some but again, no idea what is being presented. This is not a complaint, I realize one has to dig in to be able to do rolling release. Just re-stating what I've seen elsewhere, instructions can be really daunting/cryptic to beginners. You can run a test before updating that will not damage anything?
Just airing some thoughts out, thanks