Re: Dist-upgrade or upgrade. Which?
I always use dist-upgrade but there's not a lot a choose. Upgrade
upgrades installed packages while dist-upgrade can make more significant
changes. Once Wheezy becomes stable the two should do the same thing.
However, I prefer to stay in the habit of using dist-upgrade (or
full-upgrade for aptitude).
As for staying with Wheezy, why? I normally wait 3 - 6 months then
switch to the new testing. This gives the developers time to fix the
teething problems with all the new stuff that was held from Wheezy while
it was being stabilized. By the time Wheezy becomes "stable", the rest
of the Linux world has moved on.
Testing is what would be released with most other Linux distros. Unless
you need the rock-solid stability of stable, i'd recommend spending most
of your time with testing.
On 21/04/13 12:29 AM, Patrick Bartek wrote:
I've been using Wheezy 64-bit for several months now, and as recommended having been using "dist-upgrade" for upgrading it. My sources-list is set to "Wheezy" and not "testing" as per those same instructions. When Wheezy is promoted to "Stable" should I switch to "apt-get upgrade" instead? Or does it really matter all that much?
This is my personal system, a desktop, and not a server. I intend to stay with Wheezy on this machine for the next 3 to 5 years.
 deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main contrib non-free
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian wheezy contrib