[xubuntu-users] Is Xubuntu image updated?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Thu Jul 30 07:07:30 UTC 2015

On Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:04:01 -0400, JMZ wrote:
>sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

No, dist-upgrade is needed (don't confuse "dist" with "release" ;).
A dist-upgrade is riskier than an upgrade, but an upgrade not always can
handle changed dependencies. IIRC the default for synaptic is "smart",
aka dist-upgrade. So you also could run

sudo apt-get update && sudo synaptic

           dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of upgrade,
           also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions
           of packages; apt-get has a "smart" conflict resolution system, and
           it will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the
           expense of less important ones if necessary. The dist-upgrade
           command may therefore remove some packages. The
           /etc/apt/sources.list file contains a list of locations from which
           to retrieve desired package files. See also apt_preferences(5) for
           a mechanism for overriding the general settings for individual

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