Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS released

Steven Susbauer steven at too1337.com
Mon Aug 23 17:57:36 UTC 2010

Basil Chupin wrote:
> Then one uses "sudo apt-get upgrade" to ------wait for it!.....*UPDATE*
> the current installed Ubuntu system with the latest versions of the
> installed application files.
> There is no *UPGRADE* being done - nothing is being *upgraded* from one
> version of the system to the next version of the system!
> One* UPGRADES *from version of Ubuntu 8X to Ubuntu 10X, but having 10.04
> enhanced with bug fixes and improvements is an *UPDATE*.

They are upgrading one version of the package for the next version up, 
even if it is just a -1 to -2. Update is fitting for updating the 
package cache. If you are using apt-get upgrade you will never upgrade 
to the next version of Ubuntu anyway, there is a different command for 
that (dist(ribution)-upgrade), however it is not suggested over 

In either case, it is grasping at straws and arguing semantics. You may 
prefer update because that is what some other OS calls it (apt was 
introduced in '98, the same year some Other OS came with an Other OS 
Update tool), I have no problem identifying that a new version of a 
package as an upgrade or update.

This is quite apparent if you perform even a cursory look at the man 
pages for the programs you are running. It is worth learning the jargon, 
it hasn't really changed that much.

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