A grumpy editor's calendar search
Posted Mar 11, 2004 8:11 UTC (Thu) by lacostej
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A usefull use of dist-upgrade is when you modify your package selection.
E.g. I have two machines, one desktop and a laptop that I keep in sync.
I move the data (/home) over using a rsync script. I update the packages as follow:
on the primary machine:
apt-get upgrade every now and then
When about to apply changes onto laptop.
dpkg --get-selections > /home/dpkg-get-selections-master.txt
on the mirror (laptop)
scp desktop:/home/dkpg-get-selections-master.txt /home/
dkpg --set-selections < /home/dpkg-get-selections-master.txt
apt-get upgrade doesn't work in that case, based on my experience.
A problem of apt-get dist-upgrade is that it also pulls the "Suggested" packages.
(this one should probably be updated)
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