[linux-elitists] sarge

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Tue Jan 6 00:00:14 PST 2004

on Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 06:28:53PM -0800, Tony Godshall (togo@of.net) wrote:
> According to Rick Moen,
> > Quoting Modus Operandi (modus@as220.org):
> > 
> > > To clarify my intent, I'm currently tracking stable. I've heard so
> > > many wonderful things about the testing and unstable branches, but
> > > I'm curious to know what dpkg/apt issues might have to be resolved
> > > on a jump from woody to sarge.
> > 
> > None, really.
> > 
> > The ultra-cautious person's approach would be as follows:
> No, the ultra-cautions would simulate the effects of each
> change before actually doing it (having been bitten, admittedly 
> in unstable, I always do 'apt-get -s install' and look for
> packages being removed that I don't want removed before I do
> the real thing.

    # apt-get -u dist-upgrade

...easier to parse, should fit on one screen.  If you don't like what
you see, bail and hold appropriately.


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