Jaunty updates not ready

Amedee Van Gasse (ubuntu) amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Mon Apr 13 12:47:16 UTC 2009

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Karl F. Larsen schreef:
> Mark Kirkwood wrote:
>> Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
>>> Mark Kirkwood <markir at paradise.net.nz>  said:
>>>> Usually doing
>>>> $ sudo aptitude update
>>>> will fix that - but clearly does not in your case.
>>> If you look back on Karl's post you'll see that he never did do 
>>> <sudo aptitude update>.  He did <sudo aptitude upgrade> twice and <sudo
>>> aptitude safe-upgrade> once.  
>>> @ Karl, you still need to do <sudo aptitude update> /first/ before
>>> anything will work.  Otherwise you are trying to upgrade to already
>>> existing packages.
>> Nice catch - I misread what Karl had written!
>> Cheers
>> Mark
>     Yes my bad. I see from my recorded first effort I did first update 
> and second safe-update. I just did it your way and it did the "update" 
> and that looks good, and now the "safe-update" is still working with 
> lots of updates being got from the mirror's.
>     I will send both to this list when it's done in a few minutes like 
> 15 minutes it says :-)
> Karl
Karl, in addition to what Thorny wrote:

There are 3 aptitude commands that you have to know:

update		-> fetch a new package list
safe-upgrade	-> upgrade packages without messing with dependencies
full-upgrade	-> upgrade packages, and install or uninstall dependencies
if needed.

You shouldn't use these commands:

upgrade		-> old, deprecated
dist-upgrade	-> old, deprecated
safe-update	-> does not exist

Be careful, spelling really matters.

I understand that the difference between update and upgrade may be
difficult for a native English speaker like you because they are
synonyms. This is when being a non-native actually becomes an advantage. ;-)

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