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Offline tommy2

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Thanks dibl, once again let the facts speak for themselves in that I should keep my advise for my own use.  :-[
« Last Edit: 2019/02/14, 14:37:04 by tommy2 »

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Again the advise:

use apt instead of apt-get

Reason:

apt upgrade == apt-get upgrade --install-new-pkgs

This will avoid the drift @dibl mentioned.
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Your problem with nvidia drivers and I quote

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The reason of my post was a package from nvidia which replaced partially 390xx drivers without possibility to stop that

This is due to the fact you used apt upgrade

Let this be a lesson to you


If you want to carry on with the way you are using apt, at least do

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apt update; apt upgrade -s
and you have to compare that with

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apt update; apt full-upgrade -s
or

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apt upgrade --install-new-pkgs -smelmarker beat me on this one

Humans are sometimes illogical

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« Last Edit: 2019/02/12, 13:32:29 by piper »
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I was using apt (not apt-get) and so new packages would have been installed. The only difference to full-upgrade is that no packages are removed.


I am slightly confused. The drift dibl has mentioned cannot be the reason because new packages are accepted. I haven't made a snapshot before I ran into trouble but I am nearly sure it was a dependency of my installed packages... Otherwise there would have been more such issue reports!

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I was using apt (not apt-get) and so new packages would have been installed. The only difference to full-upgrade is that no packages are removed.


I am slightly confused. The drift dibl has mentioned cannot be the reason because new packages are accepted. I haven't made a snapshot before I ran into trouble but I am nearly sure it was a dependency of my installed packages... Otherwise there would have been more such issue reports!


apt still tells you what packages are being removed, though.


I'm not sure where you can check it without actually performing an apt full-upgrade, but there is occasionally a series of warnings included with apt full-upgrades.






If I were to make a single recommendation to you, though, it would be to buy another hard drive that's the exact same size as your current one and back up your system onto it before apt upgrades. Trust me, it'll take a load off your chest.
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