Re: dist-upgrade . . . to what?
On Saturday 02 October 2004 21:19, 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?
> 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?
> It looked as though the "-o=whatever" was the trick, but I can't put
> anything there that doesn't get a complaint.
If you wish to go from one branch to another (e.g., stable to testing) you
need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list, then do your update/dist-upgrade.
dist-upgrade handles dependencies differently from "upgrade", which will never
remove anything - "dist-upgrade" might.
You still need to change the branch in sources.list to dist-upgrade to a
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