Re: dist-upgrade . . . to what?
On Sat, Oct 02, 2004 at 10:19:46PM -0400, David A. Cobb wrote:
> I can't find anything in the docs to give me a clue.
> If I do apt-get dist-upgrade, how do I direct it which of [stable,
> testing, unstable] to target? Or am I misunderstanding the whole thing?
Um, you're misunderstanding the whole thing, but you were helped along by a
misleadingly named option.
The difference between upgrade and dist-upgrade is this: dist-upgrade
automatically tries to resolve problems with dependencies when upgrading
packages. That is, for instance, it will remove conflicting packages.
> Dist-upgrade seems to have been the cause of my present brokenness -- a
> lot of packages got removed or downgraded. Right now I've
> fiddled sources.list so only 'testing' stuff is visible, since that is
> where I want to go. Isn't there a "better" way?
That's how dist-upgrade is SUPPOSED to work.
It still upgrades to whatever distro you list in sources.list.
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