Re: Sid update would like to remove most xorg packages and drivers
Nick Lidakis wrote:
Sven Joachim wrote:
Thanks for the heads up. What is the best way to manage upgrades on a
On 2009-04-09 21:21 +0200, Nick Lidakis wrote:
Doing a dselect update and dselect install to day gives me the
Why do you use dselect to manage upgrades? IMO, that is a nice way to
Doh. Seems apt-get upgrade is the best way, no?
*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.