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Bug#533265: marked as done (release-notes: Initial aptitude upgrade unclear)



Your message dated Fri, 22 Oct 2010 22:58:39 +0200
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regarding release-notes: Initial aptitude upgrade unclear
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Package: release-notes
Version: lenny
Severity: normal

Hello,

4.5.4. Upgrade apt and/or aptitude first

It is not clear from the text of this section that
if you have aptitude installed you should do the:
  # aptitude install aptitude
and not the:
  # apt-get install apt

I've done a few upgrades and done the apt-get install apt
rather than the aptitude install aptitude and the result
is that aptitude is uninstalled.  After installing 
aptitude then the apt-utils package remains uninstalled
and you get warnings from aptitude until after you
install it.

At least this is my experience.

I could be wrong about what I should be doing but
I just did another system and this time did (only)
the "aptitude install aptitude" and the upgrade
worked just fine from that point.  So, I believe the
text should be much more clear about which command
should be run.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers oldstable
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-6-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)



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Hi,

I have taken some time off the editing of Squeeze's Release Notes to fix this
pending bug on Lenny's Release Notes. I've mostly used Nicolas' patch with
some editing here and there.

You can find the full patch available at
http://svn.debian.org/viewsvn/ddp/manuals/branches/release-notes/lenny/en/upgrading.dbk?r1=7471&r2=7717

Thanks,

Javier

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