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Re: Practical problems faced by new Debian user

nuno romano wrote:
> I simply don´t believe that we need to substitute major libraries each time
> we pick a new version of a program few weeks later.

    On stable, you don't.  But then you said yourself you went from a
pre-release to post-release upgrade.

> NOTE: I am aware that with apt-get POSSIBLY the cost of upgrading from 
> libc6 2.3.2.ds1-20 to libc6 2.3.2.ds1-21 is only to change a few files, and
> a few minutes of Internet connection.Is that so? Or the ENTIRE new libc6
> would be downloaded? I simply prefer to pick the packages manually with a 
> webbrowser.

    I hate to say it but this isn't a practical problem.  This is a PEBKAC.
You're insisting on downloading individual files and installing them with the
most basic of tools instead of availing yourself to several higher-level tools
which take care of all that for you.  Complaining that there are problems with
the basic level tools which have have been solved years ago by the development
of other, standard, tools is a problem of ignorance.

    Use apt, use aptitude (my suggestion), synaptic or any other higher level
tool which takes care of dependencies for you.  You'll save more time and
trouble in the long run.

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