Problems Updating Lubuntu 12.04, 12.10, and 13.04 on Slow Machines

Phill Whiteside PhillW at
Sat Apr 13 20:49:45 UTC 2013

Thanks Steve,

there are moments when I could strangle our comms TL; but, he does try
things from a newcomer perspective. I only ask that he post up working
results and leave the rest for his blog.



On 13 April 2013 21:43, Yorvyk <yorvik.ubunto at> wrote:

> On 13/04/13 21:24, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
>> I really messed this text today. The correct version:
>> "dist-upgrade" is equivalent to "upgrade" + it removes obsolete
>> packages.
>>  This may be a misunderstanding of what you mean by obsolete but
> dist-upgrade doesn't delete obsolete packages.
> From synaptic man pages:-
> Obsolete or locally installed - Display only packages that are not (for
> longer) included in one of the specified repositories.
> From the man pages for apt:-
> upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all packages currently
> installed on the system from the sources enumerated in
> /etc/apt/sources.list. Packages currently installed with new versions
> available are retrieved and upgraded; under no circumstances are currently
> installed packages removed, or packages not already installed retrieved and
> installed. New versions of currently installed packages that cannot be
> upgraded without changing the install status of another package will be
> left at their current version. An update must be performed first so that
> apt-get knows that new versions of packages are available.
> dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of upgrade, also
> intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions of packages;
> apt-get has a "smart" conflict resolution system, and it will attempt to
> upgrade the most important packages at the expense of less important ones
> if necessary. So, dist-upgrade command may remove some packages. The
> /etc/apt/sources.list file contains a list of locations from which to
> retrieve desired package files. See also apt_preferences(5) for a mechanism
> for overriding the general settings for individual packages.
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