Re: kdeartwork kdeartwork-theme-desktop kdebase kdeprint kept back
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On Thursday 23 October 2003 19:14, Nick Boyce <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> OK - for development Debian releases, where package dependencies may
> be a little screwy at times, I can see why you'd need to be a bit
> wary of dist-upgrade's actions. But for the stable release, is it
> fair to say that dist-upgrade _should_ always do the Right Thing ?
No, not really and it is a bad habit to learn.
Users of stable should only ever need to use upgrade. Stable doesn't
change, so there should be no /new/ packages introduced, therefore
dist-upgrade is not needed.
If a new pacakge is introduced (kernel-image, for example) then apt-get
upgrade will say "This package is being held back", at which point you
can say "install foo" and it will tell you why it was held back etc.
I strongly recommend that people do not run dist-upgrade over upgrade
without a good reason. dist-upgrade is not intended for normal
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