Re: RPM-based Hurd distro (was : Re: Hurd F1 ISO and booting)
On Fri, 4 May 2001, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > Well, we'll see what
> > happens. Maybe I'll get used to it. It's major "sell point", apt, isn't
> > much use for me since I live behind a 28.8 modem and can't download
> > updates just because I want it. Unless they are small...
> Apt is not limited to network access. It can also be used to upgrade
> one version of a complete distribution to another. For example,
> if you have a potato Debian, and woody gets released, you do:
> apt-get update # pointing to your CD
> apt-get dist-upgrade
> and it will update all your packages to the new version in the correct
> I think the major selling point of apt is its package ordering
> capabilities for installation and upgrading.
Good point. Too bad no apt fans near me has bothered to tell me. Now I