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Re: aptitude stopped automatically upgrading packages

On (05/03/04 11:32), Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 11:27:16AM -0500, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> | On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 05:49:10PM +0200, Micha Feigin wrote:
> | | Usually when I used aptitude in the curses interfaces pressing u to
> | | update and then g to install would mark all upgradable packages for
> | | upgrade. Now it doesn't work any more.
> | | Doing on the command line aptitude dist-upgrade or from them menus mark
> | | upgradable does work.
> | 
> | | Any ideas?
> | 
> | I have two systems.  After the latest aptitude upgrade, one of them
> | exhibited the behavior you describe, but the other one maintained the
> | old behavior.  I just went through the configurations and found the
> | significant difference.  Put the following in /etc/apt/apt.conf to get
> | the old behavior :
> |     Aptitude::Auto-Upgrade "true" ;
> I should add the following notes :
> The new default (Auto-Upgrade "false") is not a bad thing because it
> allows one to use the curses interface to install or upgrade a single
> package without upgrading all packages that have a newer version
> available.
> In conjunction with that, a usability issue has been fixed - if a
> package has a new version available and Auto-Upgrade is false, then
> pressing '+' on the package to upgrade it does -not- change it's
> automatic/manual state.  The older version would change automatically
> installed packages to manually installed in this scenario.
If you launch aptitude in interactive mode, ie with no arguments, under
Options/Miscellaneous is the option to toggle automatice upgrade or not
and a number of other options.... worth a look ;)



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