difference between "do-release-upgrade" and "apt-get dist-upgrade"

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 17:43:08 UTC 2010

On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Cybe R. Wizard
<cyber_wizard at mindspring.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Oct 2010 17:12:05 +0200 (CEST)
> "Amedee Van Gasse (ub)" <amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be> wrote:
>> I am unable to find any *official* documentation on the Ubuntu
>> website, or developer notes, that explain *why*. Something that
>> explains in detail *what* it is exactly that "do-release-upgrade"
>> does.
>> Something that I can link to.
> I have no info to which to link, but I think Alan hit it on the head
> when he said that the official method disables 3rd party repositories.
> That is likely the single and only thing separating the methods.

That can be done manually and is, in fact, recommended in Debian release notes.

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