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how long can I go between updates?



I'm running Funtoo stable as a desktop.  I'm curious about how long I can go in between updates.  Is there some practical limit where it becomes difficult to perform an update if the system is too old?


I would like to regularly update security-related stuff (openssh, firefox, etc), and do a full update only yearly or so.  Is this feasible, or am I asking for trouble?

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you're totally asking for trouble, 3 months max, try monthly or more.  the more you update the system the less painful it is, i do about every 2 weeks for a 


emerge --sync && emerge -avuND world


if you do it every 2 days then its only like 1 package, 2 packages minor adjustments instead of hundreds of updates with blockers and the works

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