changes that made 8.04 upgrade work using aptitude

Derek Broughton news at
Fri May 30 19:34:08 BST 2008

chuck adams wrote:

> I was doing the suggested
> sudo aptitude update
> sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
> sudo aptitude full-upgrade

Suggested by whom?

It's not the officially Kubuntu blessed method to upgrade (which is
adept-manager), but the only real issue is the fact that "safe-upgrade" is
just a subset of "full-upgrade", so why not just do the full-upgrade?

> So I did a
> sudo rm -f /var/cache/apt/archives/* /var/cache/apt/archives/partial/*
> The thing that I am not understanding is the   rm   of the archives.
> I would have thought that a   sudo aptitude clean   would have
> done something to remove the old files to make room for or force
> a new download.   My ignorance and/or stupidity at work.

That's what "aptitude clean" does, and rm-ing shouldn't do anything else.

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