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Old 03-16-2006, 03:03 PM   #1
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Is base-config package removed from your system with aptitude dist-upgrade?


When I attempt a 'aptitude dist-upgrade', it says base-config will be automatically removed. Does that mean I will lose utilities like apt-setup and such after the upgrade?

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Old 03-16-2006, 03:41 PM   #2
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Yes, it does.
http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/s...e=1&number=all

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Old 03-16-2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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Any reason (security or otherwise) why the package was removed with 'aptitude dist-upgrade'?

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Old 03-18-2006, 05:35 AM   #4
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base-config are only needed the first time you install Debian.
When you do a dist-upgrade you'll find that there are other packages that provide almost the same tools and programs as base-config.
Apt-setup was one of the programs that was removed though... did you use that on a daily basis?
 
Old 03-18-2006, 07:01 PM   #5
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My ISP is abit unstable in terms of connection speed to the various sources. Hence, if apt-setup is available, I could use that to reselect my sources or to experiment with a few others.


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base-config are only needed the first time you install Debian.
When you do a dist-upgrade you'll find that there are other packages that provide almost the same tools and programs as base-config.
Apt-setup was one of the programs that was removed though... did you use that on a daily basis?
 
Old 03-18-2006, 07:37 PM   #6
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Your point is far off. apt-setup is not needed in any way to fix those kinds of settings. Use google to find the right tools, or better learn your distro
 
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