4 updates held back for 3 weeks...

Nigel Ridley 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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