[kwlug-disc] why would you do "apt-get dist-upgrade" regularly?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Sat Aug 15 13:27:09 EDT 2009
On Sat, 15 Aug 2009, Chris Frey wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 12:44:16PM -0400, Eric Gerlach wrote:
> > That sounds good for a phase 2, but read Etch's release notes
> > first. I seem to recall that there were one or two packages you
> > had to upgrade first (if they were installed) before doing the
> > dist upgrade.
> Yes, and I would add that it is perfectly ok to do an upgrade first,
> and then the dist-upgrade.
> Say you change your sources.list to etch, you can do an upgrade
> here, to upgrade all the safe packages in one go. The rest will
> have conflicts and will be held back. Then you'll have a smaller
> set with which to do the dist-upgrade. And hopefully a newer apt or
> aptitude will have been installed with the safe upgrade, with which
> to make those dist-upgrade decisions.
perfect, i hadn't thought of that -- doing it in two smaller phases.
that's the new plan. thanks.
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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