[kwlug-disc] why would you do "apt-get dist-upgrade" regularly?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Sat Aug 15 08:38:10 EDT 2009

On Sat, 15 Aug 2009, Eric Gerlach wrote:

> dist-upgrade, it's not just for upgrading distributions anymore!
> dist-upgrade is a misnomer.  The term is being deprecated from
> aptitude. They're moving to:
> upgrade -> safe-upgrade
> dist-upgrade -> full-upgrade
> It's a bad name.  dist-upgrade means "upgrade everything" (to put it
> *very* simply).

  ok, i'll be reading up on the difference later today.  thanks.


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