apt-get upgrade doesn't upgrade the Kernel but dist-upgrade does
Ali Linx (amjjawad)
amjjawad at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 18:16:44 UTC 2012
Hi again, Michael and thanks for your reply :)
Yes indeed, I know it's not a bug but we had a discussion (myself and other
members) on the Forum and Facebook Group of Lubuntu (
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lubuntu.official/) about upgrading a Beta
Version to a Stable Version but just doing:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
I was telling them you also need to do: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
in order to get the latest kernel in the repositories.
So, I'm correct about dist-upgrade :)
On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 9:12 PM, Michael Basse <ubuntu at alpha-unix.de> wrote:
> its not a bug its a feature. see also man apt-get
> upgrade will only upgrade packages if other packages are not changed
> because of that. When doing a kernel-upgrade, the metapackge will pull
> in a new package (the kernel). So another package will be changed and
> for that there is dist-upgrade.
> Kind regards
> Am 27.04.2012 18:45, schrieb Ali Linx (amjjawad):
> > Hi,
> > http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11873556&postcount=227
> > That Sub-Forum got closed now because 12.04 is released.
> > I'd like to continue that discussion over here.
> > I'm now sitting with 3 machines, my main laptop and two test machines
> > (laptop and PC).
> > On my Test machines, I'm running Lubuntu 12.04 right now which is
> > from Lubuntu 12.04 Beta2.
> > I just confirmed and made sure that my note on the above link is true.
> > "sudo apt-get upgrade" will never update my Kernel unless I do "sudo
> > apt-get dist-upgrade".
> > I just need one person to confirm that :)
> > I'm upgrading the Kernel right one on my test PC from 3.2.0-21 to
> > by using "dist-upgrade".
> > On my test laptop, I have done that already last night following the same
> > approach because, again, apt-get upgrade never upgrade my kernel.
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