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Bug#599194: marked as done (release-notes: section "sufficient-space" should use apt-get, not aptitude)



Your message dated Fri, 22 Oct 2010 19:34:34 +0200
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and subject line Squeeze release-notes now use apt-get instead of aptitude (fixed in SVN)
has caused the Debian Bug report #599194,
regarding release-notes: section "sufficient-space" should use apt-get, not aptitude
to be marked as done.

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Package: release-notes
Severity: normal
Tags: squeeze

<command>aptitude</command> can show you detailed information of the disk
space needed for the installation.  Before executing the upgrade, you can see
this estimate by running:
</para>
<screen>
# aptitude -y -s -f dist-upgrade
[ ... ]
XXX upgraded, XXX newly installed, XXX to remove and XXX not upgraded.
Need to get xx.xMB/yyyMB of archives. After unpacking AAAMB will be used.
Would download/install/remove packages.
</screen>

This section should have aptitude replaced by apt-get, since that's what
we'll recommend for the upgrade to squeeze aiui.

Cheers,
Julien

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I have fixed this bug related to the recommendation of using aptitude by
changing the line in the release notes to recommend using instead:

apt-get -o APT::Get::Trivial-Only=true dist-upgrade

I've test this in a pure lenny system (with the desktop task installed) and
gives much better results than aptitude as aptitude barks with errors when
asked to dist-upgrade.

I've also noted in the release notes that apt-get will provide an error
message if there is no sufficient disk space available for the upgrade.

Regards

Javier

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