[kwlug-disc] apt-get dist-upgrade: "... newer than version in archive"??
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Aug 14 10:50:33 EDT 2009
more debian pkg mgmt questions. in prep for trying a
"dist-upgrade" from sarge (3.1) to etch (4.0), i edited
/etc/apt/sources.list appropriately, then i installed
"apt-show-versions" so i could run
# apt-show-versions -u
to see what would be upgraded. i got 106 packages, but a small number
of them were flagged as "newer than version in archive". what does
that mean? that a package had a particular version number in sarge,
but was subsequently downgraded for etch? and if i do the
dist-upgrade, what happens to such packages? thanks.
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