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Dist-upgrade

Postby bomanizer on Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:20 am

Hi, can someone provide an overall description on what gets overwritten in a Mint dist-upgarde and what does not? Just a top level summary would be nice. I tried to google for this, but found nothing relevant.
For what I can see, some settings I made in sysv-rc-conf stay intact in the process. I'm just wondering, what type of configuration stays the same and what gets overwritten?

Many thanks.
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Re: Dist-upgrade

Postby Midnighter on Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:13 am

From memory, dist-upgrade is not at all advisable. upgrade yes, but not dist-upgrade. Forum search for data/reasons.
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Re: Dist-upgrade

Postby viking777 on Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:53 am

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Re: Dist-upgrade

Postby Husse on Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:29 pm

A dist-upgrade with the correct repositories is not dangerous, but with repositories from another Ubuntu version than the one Mint is based on can be utterly devastating
apt update > the list of what you have is updated (not the sources.list but the list of what's contained within the repos
apt upgrade > the upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all packages currently installed on the system
apt dist-upgrade goes deeper, to quote man apt-get:
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.
As you see it's not easy to tell exactly what will happen
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