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Re: New to Debian & KDE - upgrade to 2.2.1

On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 09:12:53AM -0700, Frank Murphy wrote:
> So I recently installed Progeny, and installed their KDE. Then KDE 2.2
> came out, so I managed to uninstall their KDE and install the KDE from
> unstable (with the apt sources, etc.). apt seems to be as cool as
> everyone says. Now, I want to upgrade to 2.2.1, and this is a totally
> newbie question:  What's the apt command? install or update? I'm nervous
> about update, so I figured I'd ask here. I didn't see it anywhere else.

Debian doesn't do 'update'. Install always works. The 'update' command is
for updating the local file server indexes (so that APT knows what files
are available).

So if you want a newer version of a package, 'install' it.
> Also, why is it that the Debian apps (games, etc) are in "Debian"
> sub-menus? I'd prefer they weren't, but I don't know the ins-n-outs of
> Debain menu-policy (obviously).
Debian creates _all_ menus via a central menu system. That way you always
have those apps available that are actually installed. You can customize
the scripts in /etc/menu-methods or add new menu items in /etc/menu for
your own system.

Beware, manual global changes to the menus (eg. in /usr/share/applnk) will
be overwritten by the next update-menus call (ie. the next package

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