[Question] Disable auto-updates to improve stability?

Hi! I have a question. Recently I have experienced a bit of trouble with Clear Linux (currently waiting for gdb to be fixed on older CPUs that don’t use AVX instructions).

The OS works pretty well and I love it, but I find that lately (and from time to time) it becomes unstable due to the multiple updates it receives.

The only fix that comes to my mind is to disable automatic updates and update only when useful features are added to the kernel / or every 3 months or so.

Is this a viable approach? Will it get even more unstable if I update from an old version to a modern one in the future? Thanks!

Yes. Swupd makes it very easy to update, or roll back, versions of Clear Linux. However, as you point out, running at the bleeding edge of innovation all the time can be painful. We especially run into issues when key components update, and related or dependent components update on a different schedule.
For this reason, it’s not recommended to run Clear Linux ‘as is’ in a production or mission critical environment, but instead to build your own ‘mix’ of Clear Linux, which gives you complete control over which bundles and components to deploy, as and when your testing gives you the confidence to do so.


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I’ve had several updates that broke my install. Definately turn off automatic updates. I also recommend having a backup (rsync or Timeshift (you need to compile that)). Also wait a few days after the update has come out to see if others are reporting a broken system.

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