update-manager vs apt-get

martin f krafft madduck at debian.org
Mon Jul 24 18:02:05 BST 2006

also sprach Matt Zimmerman <mdz at ubuntu.com> [2006.07.24.1610 +0100]:
> Like most any pre-planned Ubuntu feature, it was discussed, specified and
> developed openly:
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/release-upgrades

I appreciate that you alleviated the need for me to learn how to
navigate Launchpad.

I skimmed over the pointer and its links but I guess my question
isn't answered. It seems that what's being proposed is a wrapper
around APT that runs things before and after, and possibly APT
multiple times in various incarnations to ensure a smooth upgrade.
I failed to find any information as to what would make the actual
upgrade algorithm smarter.

The reason I am asking is quite simple that I acknowledge that
dist-upgrade cannot be the way to go, and I would like for that to
be improved as well, but I'd rather fix dist-upgrade and the
packages, not rely on preparation and cleanup hooks.

Do feel free to tell me to read again if I missed the obvious

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