upgrade vs dist-upgrade

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Apr 10 18:48:17 UTC 2006

Thilo Six wrote:
> Daniel Carrera schrieb am 10.04.2006 18:55:
>> I was hoping someone could tell me more about the difference between an
>> upgrade and a dist-upgrade.
> As long as you do *NOT* change the sources.list, it is just the same.
> I do dist-upgrade everyday to perform security updates.

Sorry, but that's completely wrong.  If you're using stable sources, it's
probably _unlikely_ that a dist-upgrade would differ from an upgrade, but
if (like me) you're using dapper (or sid for debianites) they'll frequently
have different effects.

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