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Re: Debian Questions on apt-get

On 06/06/11 at 06:52pm, Lisi wrote:
> On Monday 06 June 2011 17:03:36 Matt wrote:
> > I have worked with Centos quite a bit in past though no expert.
> > Giving Debian a whirl now.
> Having made a desultary attempt in teh other direction, I feel your pain. :-(
> [snip]
> > In Centos when I want to update or add a package I do this:
> >
> > yum update
> There is an important and fundamental difference between yum update and 
> apt-get update.  Yum update, as you say, applies patches.  Apt-get update 
> just updates the database of packages on your computer.  (I think that yum 
> simply doesn't do this at all.)  The equivalent of yum update is apt-get 
> full-upgrade - but you must run apt-get update first, or you won't get 
> anything new.  That will apply patches.

Incorrect, yum installs full packages and is indeed quite similar to apt.
I'm also not familiar with the command `apt-get full-upgrade`. 

The reason apt is not showing any 'patches' is because you must have the latest version of all your software, or apt is not configured correctly. 


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