Edgy in the news

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Tue Oct 31 17:54:05 GMT 2006

On Sun, Oct 29, 2006 at 02:22:10PM -0600, Jerry Haltom wrote:
> I'd like to see a list of actual reasons apt-get dist-upgrade doesn't
> work. It's been working fine for me.
> Yeah, I understand it might try to remove stuff... which is of course
> why you don't let it. apt has never been 100% hands off.

That's the problem exactly.  When using apt-get to upgrade, you need to pay
careful attention that it isn't doing something inappropriate, and making
that judgement often requires intimate knowledge of what's been changed from
one release to the next.  It isn't something we can expect the average user
to do, which is why we have an upgrade tool.

 - mdz

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