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Author Topic:  Is a dist-upgrade rather than an upgrade the right way to upgrade Siduction?  (Read 2798 times)

vonh

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Is a apt-get dist-upgrade rather than an apt-get upgrade the right way to upgrade Siduction?

What is the conceptual difference between the two?


Offline musca

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Hello vonh,

yes, only "apt-get dist-upgrade" is able to introduce those changes where an outdated package gets replaced by a new package.

"apt-get upgrade" will never remove packages, but in transitions this is intentional.

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"apt-get upgrade" will never remove packages, but in transitions this is intentional.
No, in transitions apt upgrade is way better.
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Hello towo,

please let me rephrase: ..., but in transitions removing packages is intentional.

For the rest I agree with you, "apt upgrade" installs new packages where "apt-get upgrade" needs an extra option --with-new-pkgs.

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musca
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