recommended sid upgrade method
On Nov 18, Zenaan Harkness (email@example.com) wrote:
> I assume that (generally speaking) as DD's (in NM training or otherwise)
> are expected to have a reasonably up to date sid install, whether
> native, chroot, or whatever.
> What I'd like to know is, which upgrade command should I use. For
> example, I currently know of, and have used, the following:
> 1) apt-get upgrade
> 2) apt-get dist-upgrade
> 3) apt-get dslect-upgrade
> 4) aptitude dist-upgrade
> 5) wajig dist-upgrade
> I never read the man pages enough to grok 1), so really always used 2),
> up until a month or two back when I discovered 3), and I've looked with
> interest at the difference in download size between 2) and 3). I guess I
> need to read the man pages to grok the difference there again too.
> Finally, now there is 5), and I wonder which one it corresponds to...
I do this in a nightly cron job:
apt-get update && apt-get -dy dist-upgrade
and then use "apt-get dist-upgrade" interactively. I do the download in the
cron job so I do not have to wait for all the packages to download when I do
the interactive dist-upgrade. This is especially useful on my laptop, which I
often dist-upgrade while disconnected from any network. I also have
apt-listchanges installed so that I see what changes are being applied during