Question about package dependencies, package versions and distro releases

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Mon Jan 15 22:36:22 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-01-15 at 23:50 +1100, Peter Garrett wrote:
> dist-upgrade allows the packaging system to install new packages

As always a great post by Peter :) I just want to add that
"dist-upgrade" also allows the packaging system to *remove* packages
automatically if this is required to satisfy a dependency. A  simple
"upgrade" never removes packages, and this abiity makes "dist-upgrade" a
tool that should be used with caution.

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