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Re: ye olde upgrade vs. dist-upgrade

scripsit Bill Moseley:
> On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 11:13:22PM -0800, Marc Wilson wrote:
> > 'upgrade'       - apt CAN'T change a package's installation state
> > 'dist-upgrade'  - apt CAN change a package's installation state
> Therefore, it's been my assumption that in that case dist-upgrade and
> upgrade act in the same way.  Someone commented that dist-upgrade is
> the wrong thing to use for security updates, but I'm not clear if
> that's because of their different environment ("stable" vs. "woody in
> sources.list) or something else that is not clear to me from the docs.

I wonder the same thing as Marc.  I always do dist-upgrade also.  Since
I also always use -u, I'm not worried about its removing or installing
things I don't want...  So, if I'm doing -u to verify all changes, is
there any reason _not_ to do dist-upgrade for routine upgrades?  

Pax vobiscum; pax cum omnibus.

Thanasis Kinias
tkinias at asu.edu
Doctoral Student, Department of History
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.

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