Surprises during upgrade using Synaptic
For the first time I did a system upgrade against the online repository.
In the past, due to local conditions, my upgrades were by doing a fresh
install from purchased DVD sets of latest point release.
I was greeted by list of locales to added or upgraded. Not seeing any
possible harm I allowed it. I then got a screen asking to accept my
current locale. If it already knew my locale, why didn't just initially
ask if I wanted my current locale updated?
I was then greeted with choices to update several subsystems. I rather
blindly accepted the recommendations. The explanations display seemed
safe - would they be of use or just add bloat?
I found Synaptic's Help - un-helpful (didn't give enough info on what
was happening). Is there a web page aimed at a beginner/intermediate
user to understand what is happening?