Update fails

Hakan Koseoglu hakan at koseoglu.org
Sat Apr 24 10:30:56 UTC 2010


Hi Bill,

On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 11:15 AM, william drescher
<william at techservsys.com> wrote:
> What is the difference between "upgrade" and "update"

>From man aptitude:

       update
           Updates the list of available packages from the apt sources
(this is equivalent to “apt-get update”)

       safe-upgrade
           Upgrades installed packages to their most recent version.
Installed packages will not be removed unless they are unused (see the
section “Managing
           Automatically Installed Packages” in the aptitude reference
manual). Packages which are not currently installed may be installed
to resolve dependencies
           unless the --no-new-installs command-line option is supplied.

           It is sometimes necessary to remove one package in order to
upgrade another; this command is not able to upgrade packages in such
situations. Use the
           full-upgrade command to upgrade as many packages as possible.

       full-upgrade
           Upgrades installed packages to their most recent version,
removing or installing packages as necessary. This command is less
conservative than
           safe-upgrade and thus more likely to perform unwanted
actions. However, it is capable of upgrading packages that
safe-upgrade cannot upgrade.

               Note
               This command was originally named dist-upgrade for
historical reasons, and aptitude still recognizes dist-upgrade as a
synonym for full-upgrade.


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