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Re: Advice on staying current

On Sat, Dec 16, 2006 at 06:17:45PM +0000, andy wrote:
> What I was trying to get at in my original post was to see if there was a way
> of upgrading one's system by running a system-wide check which would then be
> cross-referenced to the sources, leading to out-of-date libs, etc. being
> identified for download.
> Thanks
Hi Andy,
when you update your local dpkg database, it only has the lastest data,
as it creates a new one and does not save the old data. So there is no
reference to 'out-of-date' anything. You can use deborphan or debfoster
to 'trim the fat' once in a while, with caution. But just 'apt-get
update' or similar is all you need. 
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