Edgy in the news

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Tue Oct 31 17:51:23 GMT 2006

On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 08:12:09AM +1100, Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 20:26:09 +0000
> "m c" <markc.lists at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >  - Could apt be patched to give clearer warnings that dist upgrading
> > could break your system, and recommend that the user run upgrade
> > manager instead. In fact, just run update-manager when the user tries
> > this, whilst siulanousy taking their pony away from them
> Umm - dist-upgrade is still a useful tool in certain contexts, especially
> coupled with aptitude. Simply insisting on the update-manager strikes me as
> rather unworkable anyway. Or is there a work-around for people whose X is
> broken, or who are upgrading from a system without X or gnome etc ?

It's useful for incremental upgrades, but using it for a complex upgrade to
an entirely new release of Ubuntu is problematic by design.  It has to
"guess" which packages to keep and which to remove, while Update Manager
"knows" what's appropriate for the upgrade.

 - mdz

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