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Re: aptitude synaptic gnome to be removed?

Bill Wohler(wohler@newt.com) is reported to have said:
> Jules Dubois <0v63ukx02@sneakemail.com> writes:
> > 'apt-get upgrade' is restricted (and therefore safer) in that:
> >
> >    under no circumstances are currently installed packages removed, or
> >    packages not already installed retrieved and installed.
> >
> > This isn't sufficient for 'unstable', as both of the package-state changes
> > above are required regularly.
> RTFM (release notes, actually) tells me that I should use dist-upgrade
> when switching distros, but RTFM (that I could find) does not tell me
> when to use dist-upgrade when not switching distros.
> How does one know when to use dist-upgrade? Is there an announcement
> email somewhere? Does aptitude give some sort of a sign (that I'm
> missing)? Is this something that you just run regularly?
> If this is something you run regularly on unstable, then I suppose one
> should also run it regularly on testing. Right? In that case, I should
> probably run it on my testing systems, eh? Since I had never run
> dist-upgrade during the entire sarge lifecycle, this should be
> interesting...

I have been running testing for a year with a few unstable packages
thrown in and do a dselect update && apt-get dist-upgrade 3-4 times a
week and have never had a problem.  The threads about
upgrade/dist-upgrade have not made much sense to me.

Have very recently been using wajig daily-upgrade which does the same
thing with less typing.

:-) HTH, YMMV, HAND :-)
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