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




On Fri 05 Oct 2018 at 16:17:22 -0400, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

> 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).

Debian 8 is obsolete; it doesn't even receive security updates.
dist-upgrade is most unlikely to bring it to its knees.

-- 
Brian.