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Re: Update on my update problem with gnome system.




On Tue, 29 May 2018 13:18:16 -0500 David Wright said:
> On Tue 29 May 2018 at 18:38:40 (+0300), Abdullah Ramazanoğlu wrote:
> > On Tue, 29 May 2018 09:14:12 -0400 Greg Wooledge said:
> > > On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 09:31:14PM +0300, Abdullah Ramazanoğlu wrote:  

> --✁--------
> > > > I never use apt, so I am relying on the man page.  
> --✃--------
> 
> (That got snipped.)
> 
> > > That's incorrect.  One of the differences between apt and apt-get is
> > > that apt WILL install new packages when doing "apt upgrade" (but it
> > > will not remove existing packages).
> > > 
> > > Another difference is that apt will remove all of the .deb files from
> > > /var/cache/apt/archives that were downloaded for the CURRENT apt command
> > > session (but will not remove any that were already there).  (This
> > > behavior can be changed in a config file.)  
> > 
> > Hmm yes, apt upgrade do install new packages. I didn't look at the man page
> > for apt and assumed that -at least- the same keywords would work the same
> > in both apt and apt-get. I was wrong.  
> 
> Mmm.

I think I owe an explanation regarding whether I referred to the man page or
not. :)

For different operations and keywords like full-upgrade vs. dist-upgrade I did
refer to the man page, but it didn't occur to me that the exact same keyword
(upgrade) would behave different in apt, so I didn't cross check behavior of
"upgrade" in respective man pages. I simply assumed apt upgrade would behave
ditto apt-get upgrade.

This is how I both do and don't look up at the man pages at the same time.

Regards
-- 
Abdullah Ramazanoğlu