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Re: Safest maintenance of a sid system



Tim Beauregard wrote:
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AG wrote:
  
Having recently upgraded to sid, I want to try to ensure that I am able
to maintain a more or less stable system under those circumstances and
    

I manually use apt-get update then apt-get upgrade.  If no packages are
being kept back, I select 'y'.  If I see packages being kept back, I
will select 'n', then use apt-get dist-upgrade.  If no essential
packages are to be removed, I select 'y'.  If essential packages are to
be removed (eg. gnome), I select 'n' then run apt-get upgrade.  After a
period of [n] days, these essential packages are eventually upgraded.

This method has kept an unstable i386 and amd64 system unbroken for many
moons.

Tim
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Tim, like Jochen's reply, your post was particularly helpful which I'll keep and refer to in the months to come.

Much obliged.

AG

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