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

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 20:13:58 UTC 2010

On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 4:03 PM, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> 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.

The fact that do-release-upgrade is a comprehensive one-step solution
doesn't mean that you can't upgrade to a new release using "apt-get
dist-upgrade" or "aptitude full-upgrade". There are simply more steps
to take.

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