Re: Bug#173199: apt-get (dist-)upgrade should default to No when removing packages
On Mon, 16 Dec 2002, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > upgrade (Do you want to continue? [Y/n] ) should default to No in case
> > that the upgrade might REMOVE some package. It would be less dangerous to
> > hurry user that many times anticipate keystrokes.
> If you do not intend to allow apt to remove packages, 'upgrade' should be
> used instead of 'dist-upgrade'. By explicitly requesting dist-upgrade, you
> are giving apt permission to remove packages.
I agree, I'm also not in a big hurry to change the user interface after so
many years of keeping it this way.