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

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Mon Oct 4 20:03:29 UTC 2010

On 4 October 2010 19:25, Cybe R. Wizard <cyber_wizard at mindspring.com> wrote:
> 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.

No, as I mentioned in my other mail, do-release-upgrade and
update-manager work around specific known quirks in the upgrade
process that apt-get/aptitude/dpkg don't cater for themselves.


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