Re: Debian Sid updates
- Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 15:37:36 -0500
- From: Frank McCormick <debianlist@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Debian Sid updates
On 2/23/19 12:22 PM, John Hasler wrote:
Good advice from Roberto. Also, I run Sid but do *not* upgrade
frequently. Works fine. I just keep an eye on on the development and
security lists so that I know when it is safe and/or prudent to upgrade.
Blindly "tracking" Sid can get you in trouble.
I have been following Sid for 3 or 4 years and can onl think of
a couple of time it "broke" badly and even then this list was
Don't forget that
packages (including new versions of packages you already have installed)
can be uploaded to Sid without all their dependencies being satisfied.
When I do upgrade I do "apt-get upgrade", look over what got held back
and why, and then decide whether or not to do "apt-get full-upgrade".
I used to use apt-get all the time and from this list took the
suggestion that plain "apt" was a better choice. I don't recall why.
Before apt-get I used aptitude in the cli. Wish I could get
definitive answers. Although they don't seem to differ a lot
in execution. Actually a couple of times Synaptic dug me out of
trouble when the others couldn't.