Kubuntu Alpha's

Steve yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 20 10:15:58 UTC 2009

On Sun, 20 Sep 2009 10:49:11 +0100, Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 11:33 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>>> Though I will make a complete new install for the final release I
>>> think the update would work too. The update system is smart enough to
>>> install all the new package and kick out obsolete ones. It's probably
>>> all the ongoing changes in the repositories that make trouble right
>>> now.
>> No, Sascha, the update mechanism is not smart enough to "install all
>> the new package and kick out obsolete ones" from the alphas. Apt-get
>> only compares version numbers, and that is often misleading in the
>> alpha stage. You might get away with updating from an RC to the
>> released version, but betas and especially alphas should _not_ be
>> updated to production systems.
>> --
>> Dotan Cohen
> Hello, Dotan Cohen. Hope all is well with you and the family!
> My 9.04 system was updated from Alpha to its current state. It is not
> my production system, just my KDE 4 play system. How could I go about
> making sure that all the libs and programs are correct? Maybe I could
> reinstall all?
I was of the understanding that dist-upgrade would do that as long as you  
have the appropriate desktop meta file installed.


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