Warning, this is brand new
Before I go on and tell you how to update your system for this… I’d like to warn everybody that is BRAND NEW! It’s a new concept, it comes with a new Update Manager and a brand new server. Like everything new in I.T. it holds great promises and it’s nicely designed, but it’s never been used on a large scale before and it hasn’t been faced with community testing yet.
For this reason, unless you’re interested in helping the team and the project in regards to LMDE, I would recommend you wait for the respins of LMDE which will come this summer and in which these features will be fully integrated.
susisfreund wrote:So I tried the new update-method (new incomming repo) which found only about 900 packages to update ... My machine worked for hours (due to information I had to provide) just to break near to completion
susisfreund wrote:As I need my machine working
susisfreund wrote: I still would prefer LMDE but I think it would be necessary to build a new install-CD (LMDE 201107) because I think it's nearly impossible to update the current version ...
wyrdoak wrote:Other than a little more thinking involved, LMDE ...
this will upgrade packages that need upgradingsudo apt-get upgrade
this will upgrade you to the next distrosudo apt-get dist-upgrade
then you will upgrade from Debian 5.0 (lenny) to Debian 6.0 (squeeze).sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
update is used to resynchronize the package index files from their sources. The indexes of available packages are fetched from the location(s) specified in /etc/apt/sources.list. For example, when using a Debian archive, this command retrieves and scans the Packages.gz files, so that information about new and updated packages is available. An update should always be performed before an upgrade or dist-upgrade. Please be aware that the overall progress meter will be incorrect as the size of the package files cannot be known in advance.
upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all packages currently installed on the system from the sources enumerated in /etc/apt/sources.list. Packages currently installed with new versions available are retrieved and upgraded; under no circumstances are currently installed packages removed, or packages not already installed retrieved and installed. New versions of currently installed packages that cannot be upgraded without changing the install status of another package will be left at their current version. An update must be performed first so that apt-get knows that new versions of packages are available.
dist-upgrade, in addition to performing the function of upgrade, also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions of packages; apt-get has a "smart" conflict resolution system, and it will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the expense of less important ones if necessary. The /etc/apt/sources.list file contains a list of locations from which to retrieve desired package files. See also apt_preferences(5) for a mechanism for overriding the general settings for individual packages.