revert an upgrade?

Karl Auer kauer at
Sat Apr 26 11:44:32 UTC 2014

On Sat, 2014-04-26 at 12:31 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
> > So my question is, how can I "redo" the last set of updates?
> > Specifically from kernel to Or back out the upgrade
> > completely?
> Have you tried
> sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Thanks for the suggestion, but having re-read the description of
dist-upgrade it is unclear to me how this will resolve my problem. I
have already done an "apt-get update" and an "apt-get upgrade", which
resulted in no changes because as far as apt-get is concerned, it
appears my system is up to date. What will dist-upgrade do differently?
In particular, I'm on 13.10, with 14.04 available - I would not want
apt-get to start trying to install version 14.04!

Is dist-upgrade "safe" in that sense?

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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