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Re: Update on my update problem with gnome system.




On Wed 30 May 2018 at 08:59:31 +0200, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 08:39:28PM +0100, Brian wrote:
> 
> [...]
> 
> > 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.
> 
> False dichotomy. More "newbie friendly" maybe. And that is what it
> was made for. For an experienced user, perhaps apt-get's behavior
> makes more sense.

True, experienced users have to adjust to the change in behaviour
(unless they were previously using --with-new-pkgs with apt-get),
but it is hardly a seismic event. The unification of apt-get and
apt-cache (some common directives only) is also beneficial to all
users (the target group for apt usage).
 
> Of course, it seems somewhat unfortunate that both apt and apt-get
> use the same subcommand name for slightly different things.

I agree, slightly inconvenient and takes some getting used to. We
could now argue about when is an "upgrade" not an "upgrade"? :).

-- 
Brian.