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Re: apt and dist-upgrade

* Doug MacFarlane (madmac@covad.net) [021116 21:30]:
> I thought apt-get dist-upgrade would take you from woody to sarge, or sarge
> to sid, and so on??  I'm obviously missing something here . . . .

Not exactly.  dist-upgrade is mostly like upgrade, except that it
handles handles dependencies better when there are new packages and/or
packages no longer in the archive.  Specifically, upgrade won't
automatically install any new packages required by upgraded existing
packages on your system, whereas dist-upgrade will.

So, as someone else already mentioned, to use testing, you have to
manually add it to your sources.list, then run dist-upgrade (or better
yet, do the upgrade using dselect or aptitude for a good overview of
what will be upgraded, what new packages need to be installed, what
packages are no longer used, etc.)

good times,
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."  --Benjamin Franklin

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