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Re: Re: changing to Debian from Mandrake

Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 08:30:22AM -0500, hallstevenson@mindspring.com wrote:
> > DvB <dvanbalen@jam.rr.com> wrote:
> > > To be more explicit, "apt-get upgrade" will not, under 
> > > any circumstances, install new packages...
> > 
> > 'apt-get upgrade' will install new packages if they're required by
> > another package that you have installed (and is being 'upgraded').
> > This will happen if package 'A' now requires package 'B' when with the
> > previous version it didn't.
> > 
> > 'apt-get upgrade' will, of course, prompt you about the additional
> > package(s).
> The apt-get(8) man page claims differently:
>        upgrade
>               upgrade is used to install the newest  versions  of
>               all packages currently installed on the system from
>               the sources  enumerated  in  /etc/apt/sources.list.
>               Packages  currently  installed  with  new  versions
>               available are retrieved and upgraded; under no cir­
>               cumstances   are   currently   installed   packages
>               removed,  or   packages   not   already   installed
>               retrieved  and installed. New versions of currently
>               installed packages that cannot be upgraded  without
>               changing the install status of another package will
>               be left at their current version.
> Is the man page wrong?

I'll have to find a package that has a new dependency vs what the old, installed package has and try it...

If 'upgrade' doesn't do this, you will end up with a non-working program. Don't you agree ??


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