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Re: More info - was [Re: Synaptic fails to fix broken packages]




On Friday, October 05, 2018 03:40:09 PM Brian wrote:
> On Fri 05 Oct 2018 at 11:03:31 -0400, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > I'm not sure I know enough to re-phrase the question.  I'm also surprised
> > / confused to see the two tags: "Essential: yes" and "Priority:
> > required" -- I presume that is not redundant information, but at first
> > glance it seems so.
> 
> At second glance you looked at
> 
>  https://wiki.debian.org/Glossary
> 
> and the light dawned.
> 
> > Anyway, I am just "fishing" for information on how dist-upgrade decides
> > which package is more important to install (when faced with such  a
> > decision).
> > 
> > I suppose I can live without knowing that ;-)
> 
> I've lost track. Are you using dist-upgrade on stable or unstable?

I'm not the OP, but the place where I plan to use (apt-get) upgrade and not 
dist-upgrade is Jessie (Debian 8).

The link to the Glossary is helpful, and I'm good -- for now, I think I know 
(or have access to) as much as I want to ;-)