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

Phill Whiteside PhillW at
Sat Apr 13 22:25:52 UTC 2013


let us not even start with yum Vs apt :P

Why is Alien available :D


P.S. And before grammar nazis start to complain, alien does a pretty good

On 13 April 2013 22:17, Ioannis Vranos <ioannis.vranos at> wrote:

> Yes, today is not a good day for me. :-)
> I confused apt-get dist-upgrade, with other distributions' package
> system (yum upgrade).
> Sorry for the confusion.
> Anyway, to be accurate, from apt-get documentation:
> dist-upgrade
>            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. The dist-upgrade
>            command may therefore 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.
> Ioannis Vranos

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