4 updates held back for 3 weeks...
nigel at prayingforisrael.net
Fri Jul 10 14:36:56 UTC 2009
Derek Broughton wrote:
> Willy Hamra wrote:
>> 2009/7/10 Johnny Ernst Nielsen <j_e_n_pub at yahoo.dk>:
>>> If I leave my sources unchanged, will dist-upgrade upgrade to 9.10
>>> come october
>> no. the name, i admit, is somewhat deceiving, but it doesn't actually
>> upgrade to another distribution. that might have been the intended
>> feature when it was first created, but the way the ubuntu repositories
>> work, this can't happen.
> Precisely. Debian, where this came from has repositories named "stable",
> "testing", and "unstable", and these are linked to the _current_
> repositories at each of those levels. So rather than pointing your sources
> to "etch" or "sid", you might just use "stable" or "unstable", and when new
> releases occur, the symlinks are changed and dist-upgrade picks up the
> changes. Ubuntu doesn't do this (though I wish they would).
So what is the difference between 'apt-get upgrade'; 'apt-get safe-upgrade' and 'apt-get
dist-upgrade' (in Kubuntu)?
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