Re: Can I stay in testing without going etch?
Florian Kulzer wrote:
> Owen Heisler wrote:
> > George Borisov wrote:
> > > I think it already is like the dist-upgrade option? After all, it does
> > > install new and remove unwanted dependencies.
> > According to 'man aptitude':
> > upgrade - Upgrades installed packages to their most recent version.
> > Installed packages will not be removed unless they are unused (see the
> > section "Managing Automatically Installed Packages" in the aptitude
> > reference manual); packages which are not currently installed will not
> > be installed. If a package cannot be upgraded without violating these
> > constraints, it will be kept at its current version.
> > So 'aptitude upgrade' is like 'apt-get upgrade'. But there is no
> > 'dist-upgrade' option for aptitude. I don't get it... How can I see,
> > in aptitude (interactive), a full dist-upgrade?
> I have the impression that for interactive aptitude "U" followed by "g"
> is more or less equivalent to the "dist-upgrade" option from the command
> line. I have certainly observed it acting much more "aggressive" than a
> mere "upgrade": It removes packages blocking an upgrade and installs new
> dependencies. Sometimes, though, it offers you a range of options for
> conflict resolution, some of which are more "gentle".
> /usr/share/doc/aptitude/html/en/ch02s01s02.html does not explicitly say
> that "U" corresponds to a dist-upgrade, but it states that all
> upgradable packages will be marked for an upgrade (unless the user put
> them on hold). To me that sounds like "g" does not have much choice other
> than attempting the equivalent of a dist-upgrade every time it is
> invoked after "U".
> (I am using aptitude 0.4.1-1 which is in Sid and Etch.)
Okay, so hitting "U" in aptitude is more of a dist-upgrade than just