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Re: Desktop Background Bites the Dust




On 05/25/2017 06:27 AM, RavenLX wrote:
> On 05/21/2017 05:40 PM, David Christensen wrote:
>> As I understand it:
>>
>> *   'apt-get upgrade' is for rolling forward to a new minor revision
>> -- e.g. Debian 8.7 to Debian 8.8 -- and/or new packages -- e.g.
>> icedove 1:45.6.0-1~deb8u1 to thunderbird 1:45.8.0-3~deb8u1).
>>
>> *   'apt-get dist-upgrade' is for rolling forward to a new major
>> revision -- e.g. Debian 7 to Debian 8.
>>
>>
>> I do the former regularly -- once or more per week.
>>
>>
>> I avoid the latter, as it's caused me grief in the past (when I want
>> to do a major version upgrade, I backup, move the system disk aside,
>> do a fresh install, and restore).
>>
>>
>> My issue is likely tied to some software corner case due the the
>> hardware -- e.g. 32-bit laptop with an off-spec 64-bit processor
>> jammed in.
> 
> I've always used dist-upgrade for years without any problems. It's an
> old habit by now. If I don't, I learned there are some packages I *do*
> want to upgrade that get held back (ie. not upgraded) if I don't do
> dist-upgrade, such as new kernels (which I like to keep the kernel the
> newest out there). I haven't yet had any real major issues (even minor
> issues I've always found a work-around and 99% of the time it was just
> something I myself needed to configure, and not really a bug). I run
> stable so maybe that is why I have such good luck. On test VMs I do
> dist-upgrade basically because I know I can always start over if things
> go wrong. And Virtual Machines are the test systems anyway.
> 
Yeah, I like the VMs for testing as well.  Unfortunately, I'm poor :)
and my equipment is pretty slow, so VM performance is pretty poor too :)
Right now I'm running Stretch, and 99% of the time, I have no problems,
but every once in a while....
> 

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