Re: Update on my update problem with gnome system.
On Tue, 29 May 2018 20:39:28 +0100 Brian said:
> If a package is upgraded, surely a user would want any new packages
> to be installed if they are required to satisfy dependencies. apt's
> designed behaviour looks more sensible than apt-get's.
Then removal of blocking packages are equally (if not more) sensible than
installing new ones. There is a well designed clear cut distinction between
apt-get upgrade and dist-upgrade. "upgrade" upgrades the system
non-intrusively, while "dist-upgrade" does that intrusively as its name
suggests. OTOH apt upgrade's behavior is in-between, semi-intrusive, and spoils
that clear-cut distinction. Therefore I think apt-get works more sensible than
apt in this regard.