Re: upgrade to Wheezy fails with aptitude
On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:01:38 +0100, Pierre Frenkiel wrote:
> I wanted to upgrade from Squeeze to Wheezy, and as I saw in several
> places that aptitude should be preferred to apt-get,
The advice on what to use seems to change from time to time :-)
> I first tried with it. I started with only 1 line in sources.list:
> deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
> and tried several times "aptitude safe-upgrade" Each time, aptitude
> stayed indefinitely on "resolving dependencies" and did nothing else.
> I then issued: "apt-get dist-upgrade", and all worked perfectly, in less
> than 30 minutes.
This is worth reading:
> My question: is it better to also revert to apt-get for package
> management, or is the problem specific to the upgrade to a new release?
I'd say: use whatever works better every time.
I have not faced any problem in stable/oldstable releases when using
official repos and "apt-get dist-upgrade". Never. A different thing could
be using external and third-party repositories over a testing/sid
distribution. In such scenario there can be times in which aptitude can be