Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS released

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 18:14:43 UTC 2010

On 08/23/2010 11:57 AM, Steven Susbauer wrote:
> 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*.
     To help new people there are 2 major ways to UPGRADE your computer. 
One uses apt-get or aptitude which I like (check the man pages for 
details). I like to check for updates first, so it is a two step thing:

     $ sudo aptitude update


     $ sudo aptitude upgrade

     This is done on a Terminal Window.

         The second way is just wait for update manager to show up in 
the lower margin and then click on that and give your password. This is 
the simple way.

73 Karl

> 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
> do-release-upgrade.
> 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.


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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