Dapper - more updates skipped

John Dangler jdangler at atlantic.net
Wed Sep 20 20:15:10 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-09-20 at 12:47 -0300, Felipe Figueiredo wrote:
> Em Wednesday 20 September 2006 12:10, John Dangler escreveu:
> > On an update 2 days ago,there was a new linux-image-386 and
> > linux-restricted-modules-386 that were not installed.  This morning
> > (9/20/06) another update for dapper was available, but I get a dialog
> > telling me that the updates for the linux-image-386 and
> > linux-restricted-modules-386 will be skipped.
> > 
> > Is there something wrong with those updates?
> > Or is this a new Dapper bug?
> It's a feature, not a bug.
> Kernel upgrades should not be done automatically, because they require a 
> reboot. So apt-get is smart enough not to upgrade automatically some packages 
> (including, but not restricted to kernel ones).
Usually, when a kernel upgrade is part of the updates, I get a
notification to reboot the system in order for the update to take
effect.  In this case, the update wasn't even installed.  All I got was
"skipped" ...
> You have to manually inform you want to upgrade everything. If you like 
> apt-get, in these cases use dist-upgrade instead of upgrade. 
> I would suggest to use aptitude pemanently instead of apt-get. It can be used 
> both in a text UI, or in CLI (with a syntax very similar to apt-get).
I'm not a fan of aptitude... the interface is a bit too kludgy for me.
I'm used to the commandline in Unix/Linux, so apt-get update && apt-get
upgrade are fine for me.  The problem I reported came from the desktop
update, though.

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