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

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at mindspring.com
Mon Oct 4 18:25:50 UTC 2010

On Mon, 4 Oct 2010 13:43:08 -0400
Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
If done, doesn't the apt-get method do just what 'release-upgrade -d'
or 'do-release-upgrade do'?  IIANM, there is no difference in the end
product; it's just easier on the inexperienced to not need to remember
all the different steps to do.

Cybe R. Wizard
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