Re: shouldn't apt-get upgrade, you know, upgrade ?
On Tue, 06 Apr 2010 06:50:37 +0200
Johan Grönqvist <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
That was a very good guess.
> 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.
it does seem plausible, doesn't it ? :-)
> I think you may be interested in the dist-upgrade command instead.
I thought of that, but I thought it was for going from stable to
testing, or a similar sort of thing. The man page tells all !
dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of upgrade,
also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new
versions of packages;