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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.
Carl Fink             carl@fink.to
Jabootu's Minister of Proofreading

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