Debian or Ubuntu?

Steve Lamb grey at
Wed May 14 09:42:17 UTC 2008

Oliver Grawert wrote:
> note that apt-get dist-upgrade is discouraged since several releases
> (and update-manager isnt just a frontend to apt-get dist-upgrade)

    And yet dist-upgrade has worked on my Debian machines for years now.  And
no upgrade-manager here.  Adept-updater.  Even then kinda hard to use either
update if the GUI is harfed, you're running a VM with no GUI, you're updating
a remote machine or, even better, a remote VM with no GUI.

    If *buntu can't be updated from aptitude then it certainly has a long way
to go before touching Debian when it comes to server work.

         Steve C. Lamb         | But who decides what they dream?
       PGP Key: 1FC01004       |   And dream I do...

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