[endosquid at endosquid.com: Re: [TAG] I hate to disagree...http://linuxgazette.net/108/lg_mail.html]
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Fri Nov 19 08:16:57 MSK 2004
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From: Brendan <endosquid at endosquid.com>
To: TAG <tag at lists.linuxgazette.net>
To: Kapil Hari Paranjape <kapil at imsc.res.in>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 23:58:55 -0500
On Thursday 18 November 2004 21:34, Kapil Hari Paranjape wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 03:36:44PM -0500, Brendan wrote:
> > The command is: apt-get dist-upgrade
> > I know, because I do it everyday.
> You should avoid doing this for more reasons than one!
> 1. Since there are only three versions of Debian at any given time
> you will reach the top of the charts in exactly two days! Once you
> already run "unstable" (or "testing" for that matter), running
> apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
> should do the trick.
> 2. There is more to life than keeping up with the Joneses...
> (reformed "apt-get upgrade"r).
I think you may have missed the point of my email.
"[sic] folks. Debian's actual command (to do mass upgrades without breaking
holds or allowing package removals for apps that changed drastically) is:
apt-get upgrade dist -- Heather"
I was saying that the command is `apt-get dist-upgrade` or `apt-get upgrade`.
but I've never heard of `apt-get upgrade dist`,like she said. From the man
dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of
upgrade, also intelligently handles changing dependencies
with new versions of packages; apt-get has a "smart"
conflict resolution system, and it will attempt to
upgrade the most important packages at the
expense of less important ones if necessary.
The /etc/apt/sources.list file contains a list of
locations from which to retrieve desired package
files. See also apt_preferences(5) for a mechanism for
overriding the general settings for individual packages.
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