upgrade vs dist-upgrade
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Mon Apr 10 19:20:38 UTC 2006
Derek Broughton wrote:
> apache2 doesn't replace apache (1.3) and it can't be pulled in by a
> dist-upgrade unless you already have a package that once required apache
> and now explicitly requires apache2. For a while, from sid, I had both 1.3
> and 2 installed, and it certainly appears I can still do that on Dapper.
Well, we can rephrase the example:
"If I have package A and it's replaced by A, doing a dist-upgrade will
remove A and install B but doing an upgrade will leave it intact".
At least, that's what how I interpret the man page.
Another scenario where there's a difference: I have package A installed.
The next version of package A has a new dependency (package B) which is
not currently installed in my system. An upgrade will not upgrade my
current package A. A dist-upgrade will install B and then upgrade A.
Again, that's how I read the man page Mario quoted.
/\/_/ A life? Sounds great!
\/_/ Do you know where I could download one?
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