Re: shouldn't apt-get upgrade, you know, upgrade ?
I was having some problems with ooffice so I did "apt-get update" and
then ran "apt-get upgrade" to see if ooffice was among the packages to
be upgraded. It wasn't, but I tried "apt-get install ooffice"
anyway, and presto it started upgrading ooffice.
So I looked at the man-page:
is used to install the newest versions of all packages currently
installed on the system
I did, in fact, have ooffice installed so I'm not clean on why upgrade
alone did seem to want to upgrade the package.
Any ideas ?
My first guess:
Perhaps you did not quote enough text from the man page?
[From the text on upgrade]
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.
As ooffice is a rather complex package, it seems plausible to me that a
new version would require other packages to be installed as well, and
upgrade is not bold enough to do that.
I think you may be interested in the dist-upgrade command instead.