Can't do an update with sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get upgrade, pasting output in this message
clanlaw at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 14 22:01:07 UTC 2012
On 14 December 2012 21:37, William Scott Lockwood III
<vladinator at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 13 December 2012 23:11, James R McKenzie <jimmckenzie at earthlink.net>
>> > For the record, no other update process was running.
>> > Jims64BitLinuxMint13LapTop ~ # sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get
>> > upgrade
>> Just for the record, for keeping everything up to date you should use
>> sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> While generally I agree with this advice, I wouldn't necessarily do that
> with servers. Some things that are held back (like new kernels) are held
> back for very good reasons. You should only use dist-upgrade if you're on a
> workstation that you don't care about potentially blowing up, or on machines
> you're testing/qa'ing on for eventual release to production.
I don't understand what you mean. From man apt-get:
upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all packages
currently installed on the system ...
dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of upgrade, also
intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions of
I don't quite see how that relates to your comments. Can you clarify?
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