I am a complete newbie to Linux and have found myself with the latest Sabayon (recommended by someone as a good distro to learn on) as my first distro to try learn the ways of the Linux world.
Appreciate that this newbie forum section is in the context of being new to the distro rather than being new to the operating system and thus some assumptions are made like people know what the bewildering command line hiroglyphics / syntax mean etc.
I can see that in order to install various things on the OS, you use "Rigo" package manager. I've installed Firefox and ClamAV as early examples. Both of these report that updates are available but I have the latest installed from Rigo.
I did let Rigo do all it's updates that it asked first so I believe it is fully updated in as much as it wants to be. Is it simply a fact of life that these package managers are not actually fully up to date or rather lag behind updated releases? It's no problem obviously - just something I'd like to understand rather than 'always trust the package manager'.
The command line stuff is definately not 'greenhorn friendly' so am hoping (possibly futile!) that I can accomplish things like updates through the Rigo (or another?) UI.
I tried manually updating these through their respective UI's. ClamAV seems to be able to tell me that it's out of date but it has no 'Update' menu or seemingly any way to actually action the update. Seems quite bizarre, but I'm likely missing something obvious. I did try manually downloading the updated Firefox package for version 19. It came down as a *.bz2 (I think) archive file. I could open this archive but have no idea how to actually install anything in it - double clicking the archive just opens it and I'm not familiar on an identifiable executable in Linux (like in Windows *.exe is something you double click and it launches - don't know if there is a *.exe equivalent in Linux?!).
Hope someone can offer assistance and understand my questions above - apologies for the newbie induced panic wall of text!
Thanks for reading.