Think there was a post about this already try the search on top of this page to search the forums for it.
Kuroo has it's good and bad so does portato , you can even use kpackage to do the same.
There is several programs you can use to update the distro most of them in the link above.
cfg-update , autounmask is what I am going to try next and see if it makes life easier.
Hope this helps.