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Re: switching flavors




On Tue, Jun 06, 2017 at 04:55:01PM -0400, SDA wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 04, 2017 at 06:44:10PM +0100, Joe wrote:
> > On Sun, 4 Jun 2017 12:20:51 -0400
> > SDA <marathon.durandal@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > > On Sun, Jun 04, 2017 at 04:20:02PM +1000, Davor Balder wrote:
> > > > Yes - and based on some work I did earlier in the week if you keep
> > > > the things simple I would say your upgrade should be uneventful.
> > > > 
> > > > I  changed the repo to unstable
> > > > 
> > > > Then I did:
> > > > 
> > > > apt-get update
> > > > 
> > > > apt-get upgrade
> > > > 
> > > > That was it.  
> > > 
> > > Nope, not done yet. You still need to do a full upgrade. In apt it's
> > > 'apt full-upgrade' in aptitude it's 'aptitude dist-upgrade'. Not sure
> > > what the eqivalent command is in apt-get.
> > > 
> > 
> > Other way around, aptitude is safe-upgrade and full-upgrade, it's
> > apt-get which has upgrade and dist-upgrade. apt mixes the two, with
> > upgrade and full-upgrade.
> 
> Not unless it was changed in aptitude just recently, (I've used it for years 
> prior). Aptitude has 'safe-upgrade' yes, but it also has 'upgrade' and 
> 'dist-upgrade'. So 3 options.
> 

>From the man page for aptitude, search for dist-upgrade, in the section 
on full-upgrade -- "This command was originally named dist-upgrade for 
historical reasons, and aptitude still recognises dist-upgrade as a 
synonym for full-upgrade."

The man page does not acknowledge just upgrade as a command. According 
to the man page, the two options are safe-upgrade and full-upgrade, but 
I can testify that upgrade still works (and I _think_ does a 
safe-upgrade).

Mark