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Re: Sid update would like to remove most xorg packages and drivers

Nick Lidakis wrote:
Sven Joachim wrote:
On 2009-04-09 21:21 +0200, Nick Lidakis wrote:

Doing a dselect update and dselect install to day gives me the following:

Why do you use dselect to manage upgrades?  IMO, that is a nice way to
torture yourself.

Thanks for the heads up. What is the best way to manage upgrades on a Sid desktop?

Doh. Seems apt-get upgrade is the best way, no?

From wikipedia:

     *Update*, upgrade and dist-upgrade

   * **Update** is used to resynchronize the *package index* files from
     their sources. The indices of available packages are fetched from
     the location(s) specified in /etc/apt/sources.list. For example,
     when using a *Debian* archive, this command retrieves and scans
     the Packages.gz files, so that information about new and updated
     packages is available. An *update* should always be performed
     before an upgrade or dist-upgrade. Be aware that the overall
     progress meter will not always be correct as the size of the
     package files cannot be known in advance.

   * *Upgrade* is used to install the *newest versions of all packages*
     currently installed on the system from the sources enumerated in
     /etc/apt/sources.list. Packages currently installed with new
     versions available are retrieved and upgraded; *under no
     circumstances are currently installed packages removed*, or
     packages not already installed retrieved and installed (compare to
     *dist-upgrade* option). New versions of currently installed
     packages that cannot be upgraded without changing the install
     status of another package will be left at their current version.
     An *update* must be performed first so that *apt-get* knows that
     new versions of packages are available.

   * *dist-upgrade*, in addition to performing the function of upgrade,
     also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions
     of packages; *apt-get* has a "smart" conflict resolution system,
     and it will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the
     expense of less important ones if necessary. The
     /etc/apt/sources.list file contains a list of locations from which
     to retrieve desired package files.

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