Re: apt-get will upgrade aptitude will not
On Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:17:44 +0000, Bonno Bloksma wrote:
> To answer most questions asked:
Would have been better to reply to every message separately...
> The last time I ran a full-upgrade was when I upgraded from Lenny. I
> think this system started out as an Etch system years ago. I'd like to
> think the aptitude full-upgrade (or apt-get dist-upgrade) is only to be
> used when doing major upgrades. But.... ~# aptitude full-upgrade
> The following packages will be upgraded:
> 1 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 69.6 kB of archives. After unpacking 57.3 kB will be freed.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]n
So "full-upgrade" worked. Curious.
> Aptitude upgrade with the -v (or -vv or -vvv) switch gives not much more
> info, just: Current status: 0 broken [+0], 1 update [+0], 16431 new
There is "one" update available. Next time you can open aptitude and
manually browse the available package to gather more information on why
is not going to be updated.
> So it seems the update is present on my system and ready to be
> installed, just not by a normal aptitude upgrade. It is either a normal
> apt-get upgrade or an aptitude full-upgrade. But why.....?
> I will just do an apt-get upgrade now.
There must be a good reason (and I bet this deserves a full reading¹),
but I never use aptitude unless apt-get goes crazy and wants to do weird