Edgy in the news

Florian Diesch diesch at spamfence.net
Tue Oct 31 23:43:41 GMT 2006

Matt Zimmerman <mdz at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> 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.

Are there any plans for a version of Update Manager that doesn't depend
on X? 


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