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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by aledie » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:32 am

sunrat wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:15 pm
DW needs a way to rate ratings. :p
You can vote the stupid ratings down there, by voting "no" which -1 from vote count. All the ratings with no or few votes are considered bs anyway by any straight thinking person... But to do that you need a vote count >0 in the first place
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Paul.. » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:50 am

Adrian wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Stevo wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:17 pm
Here's the latest winner:
Version: 18
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-02-05
Votes: 0


After installing and running `apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade` system is going to be in a broken state.
Well, I don't know how anyone manages to use MX when it breaks with the first updates! 9_9
"We are amused."
That's strange, it's also demonstrable false.
Just a troll getting his daily yuks...

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by turtlebay777 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:20 am

Why would he want to use 'apt-get dist-upgrade'?

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Adrian » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:25 am

turtlebay777 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:20 am
Why would he want to use 'apt-get dist-upgrade'?
Because this is the recommended way to upgrade your computer (unless you use the GUI tools like Synaptic that use a similar command.)
I tried to explain here what "dist-upgrade" means: viewtopic.php?p=479499#p479499

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by richb » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:26 am

turtlebay777 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:20 am
Why would he want to use 'apt-get dist-upgrade'?
I use it all the time and is the recommended method.
From the manual:
Notice the choice between upgrade and dist-upgrade.
• dist-upgrade: the default action, and recommended for newcomers. Will upgrade all
packages that have updates, even those where an update will result in the automatic
removal of other existing packages or cause new packages to be added to your
installation in order that all dependencies are resolved.
• upgrade: recommended only for more experienced users. Will only upgrade updateable
packages that don't result in other packages being removed or installed. Using this option
means some updateable packages may remain “held back” on your system.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by philotux » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:36 am

What about full-upgrade? How is it different from the above mentioned alternatives?

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by richb » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:45 am

philotux wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:36 am
What about full-upgrade? How is it different from the above mentioned alternatives?
full-upgrade is the same as dist-upgrade
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by philotux » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:59 am

richb wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:45 am
full-upgrade is the same as dist-upgrade
Thanks, good to know. I was afraid l have been doing it wrongly all along.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Richard » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:22 am

Seems like the powers that be
have been threatening for years that someday,
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
will cease to function.
But so far it still works.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Adrian » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:01 pm

Richard wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:22 am
Seems like the powers that be
have been threatening for years that someday,
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
will cease to function.
But so far it still works.
Breaking user space for no good reason is dumb, didn't they get the message from Linus?

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