A grumpy editor's calendar search
Posted Mar 10, 2004 15:42 UTC (Wed) by coriordan
In reply to: A grumpy editor's calendar search
Parent article: A grumpy editor's calendar search
Our editor lost ical when he used 'dist-upgrade' for an unmonitored routine upgrade. Routine upgrades should not delete your favourite applications. He should have used 'upgrade' for such an upgrade.
That is why I'm right.
There is one detail that is up for debate though, and that's my claim that 'dist-upgrade' is for version upgrades. 'dist-upgrade' is for unusual circumstances. Version upgrades are the best example I know of, and are the only example I have encountered in the last 3 years. If you'd like to list all the possible circumstances where 'dist-upgrade' can be useful, I probably won't dispute you (although apt-get is not the topic of this forum).
(small thing: both tools "handle dependencies correctly". If one doesn't: please file a bug report.)
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