What is the difference between Update and Upgrade?

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What is the difference between Update and Upgrade?

Postby meylisn on Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:37 pm

Hi Everybody!
Does anyone know what it the difference between update and upgrate? I mean what is the difference between "sudo apt-get upgrade" and "sudo apt-get update". I read on official Linux Mint installation Guide ( the pdf one) that running sudo apt-get upgrade on terminal is dangerous. If it is so, why then a lot of linux users use it?

Also can you tell me; if I run those commands will it update/upgrade my system regardless of the synaptic safety ratings?
P.S. I'm sorry guys I'm a real newbie.
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Re: What is the difference between Update and Upgrade?

Postby xenopeek on Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:56 pm

Asked and answered before :wink: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=116924#p647665
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