Updates 4.8.3

Clay Weber clay at claydoh.com
Sat May 5 15:13:38 UTC 2012


On Saturday, May 05, 2012 10:00:48 AM O. Sinclair wrote:
> On 04/05/12 21:42, Steve Riley wrote:
> > On 2012-05-04 22:16:19 Georgi Kourtev<gkourtev at gmail.com>  wrote:
> >> Ah, here i found a good explanation, though it does not state what is
> >> better. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Packaging_Tool
> > 
> > (...sending again, omitted the list in my response...)
> > 
> > In my experience, "dist-upgrade" is more complete than "upgrade," because
> > it can handle cases where dependencies bring in new packages that don't
> > already exist.
> > 
> > For example, say you currently have package foo:1.0 installed. foo:1.0 has
> > no dependencies. Now it's time to upgrade to foo:1.1, and this version
> > has a new dependency on bar:0.9. "apt-get upgrade" will hold foo back,
> > because bar is currently not installed on your machine. "apt-get
> > dist-upgrade" includes a dependency resolver and will not only upgrade
> > foo:1.0 to foo:1.1 but also install bar:0.9.
> 
> for an upgrade of KDE dist-upgrade should not be necessary as it does
> not involve kernel etc. I did mine via normal upgrade and all went well.
> 
> I suspect a problem with local mirrors or some earlier upgrade not
> completed.

Incorrect, as upgrading to  KDE 4.8.3 requires a couple of new packages to be 
installed. A stock setup may not require it, but it is quite possible some 
added KDE bits may need some.
-- 
clay



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