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

Andrew Sullivan Cant acant at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Sun Aug 16 13:36:03 EDT 2009


Rob,

You might also like to install the packages:
apt-listbugs [1]
  which will list bug which are open on packages that you are installing or upgrading with apt-get

apt-file [2]
  which will give you a list of all the files that are part of a particular package. (Mentioned in the list a few months ago I believe.)


Andrew

[1] apt-listbugs http://packages.debian.org/lenny/apt-listbugs
[2] apt-file http://packages.debian.org/lenny/apt-file

----- Original message -----
> 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.
>
> rday
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