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Re: Potato to Woody dist-upgrade problems

On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 02:10:22AM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > What! You mean there's something that dselect can do that apt-get can't ;-)
> Yes, because they are written for diffferent purposes and do different
> things.. apt-get ignores recommends which are quite essential on such
> upgrades since a bunch of package got split up and you will find
> yourself suddenly missings things.
> > Seriously, as many people, myself included, like the command line
> > simplicity of apt-get dist-upgrade, and there are other tools that seem to
> > get it right, it seems the better part of valor is to fix apt-get so it
> > works as well as possible...
> apt-get was written as a simple commandline tool to libapt, not as the
> ultimate way to handle complex situations for which you need an
> interactive UI to make some choices. That's also why it does not
> bother with Recommends or Suggests.
> What you want is dselect or any other frontend (aptitude, deity,
> gnome-apt, etc.).
> Wichert.

apt-get dselect-upgrade should be equivalent or not? 
Maybe before dist-upgrading.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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