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Re: upgrade a packge


You can easily upgrade single packages - if you would've read the
apt-get output more thoroughly you would have probably tripped over

XXX is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 100 not upgraded.

Which means that if you want to upgrade one single package, say perl,
you'll have to use

apt-get install perl

And that's it ;) Don't forget to update your sources before you actually
do that though.


On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 17:52, Vivek Kumar wrote:
> Hi there,
> I need help to upgrade a certain package. I used following command:
> apt-get upgrade perl
> Once I do this it gives me a list of packages and goes back to the
> prompt. I see perl-base in the list.
> Can I upgrade single package ?? There is sendmail also in the list so if
> I upgrade all the packages I am afraid that sendmail will also get
> upgraded and so is the configuration files. I don't want to affect my
> mailing system.
> Any Help !!
> -- 
> V Kumar

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