[conspire] New Ubuntu Hardy Heron, version 8.04.1

David Fox dfox94085 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 06:41:55 PDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 8:27 AM, Nick Moffitt <nick at zork.net> wrote:
> Most Debian developers really regret the naming of the apt-get 'upgrade'
> and 'dist-upgrade' subcommands.  In most cases, 'upgrade' is way more

For me, dist-upgrade was routine when I was running Lenny. Now not so
much on Ubuntu Hardy, but I still run it from time to tiem, as it
solves some upgrade issues -- typically those ones that say "such and
such packages are being kept back" when you need to ask yourself why
those packages are kept back - and do you want that. If no, then you
probably want to do a dist-upgrade.

Additionally, some upgrade dependency issues, the ones that say such &
such package cannot be installed because there is a dependency that is
not installable, can be solved by using dist-upgrade instead of
upgrade (or safe-upgrade) (in ubuntu, safe-upgrade is recommended), if
the mirrors are in a sane state, which is not always the case. Of
course, sometimes you just have to wait until some problem or other
gets fixed.

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