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Re: Update on my update problem with gnome system.

On Fri, 25 May 2018 20:17:52 +0200
Pétùr <peturvilj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Le 19/05/2018 à 21:03, Hans a écrit :
> > Isn't it today "apt update" and "apt full-upgrade"?  
> Thanks, I didn't know this new "full-upgrade" command.
> Is "apt full-upgrade" equivalent to "apt-get dist-upgrade" (or apt
> dist-upgrade)?
> According to the man pages (man apt and man apt-get), dist-upgrade
> "intelligently handles changing dependencies" when full-upgrade justs
> "remove currently installed packages if this is needed".

More or less. Apt-get is actually a bit less intelligent, but in the
case of upgrades of very large numbers of packages (400+), that seems to
work better. It has been recommended for several version upgrades in
preference to aptitude.

I haven't used apt, but I've used aptitude to upgrade long-neglected
unstable installations, and I've known it to run overnight without
finding a solution.

For smaller numbers of packages, aptitude (and presumably apt) is
generally quicker at reaching a solution, apt-get may have to be run a
few times with selected packages to break an impasse.