Re: Re: changing to Debian from Mandrake
Colin Watson <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 08:30:22AM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > DvB <email@example.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 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 ??