Re: Advice on staying current
On Sat, Dec 16, 2006 at 11:40:19PM +0000, andy wrote:
> Kevin Mark wrote:
> >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cross-referenced to the sources, leading to out-of-date libs, etc.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.
> >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reference to 'out-of-date' anything.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. cheers,
> 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.
'apt-get update' will just update the package *list*. You still need to
run 'apt-get update' (or dist-upgrade) to update the packages.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.