Kevin Mark wrote:
Kev,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upgrading one's system by running a system-wide check which would then be cross-referenced to the sources, leading to out-of-date libs, etc.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. ThanksHi 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 So there is no reference to 'out-of-date' anything.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. cheers, Kev
Thanks for your reply. I run apt-get update every couple of days or so, so guess that I am taking care of this already. If that's all there is to it, I must confess that is about the easiest way I have yet come across to keep one's software up-to-date. Again, well done developers! Nice job.