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Old 09-07-2011, 03:04 AM   #1
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Package Version update through DPKG command


Hi Folks,

How do i upgrade package with new version Package through DPKG command. please suggest me the option available with DPKG command.

Thanks in advance,
 
Old 09-07-2011, 03:55 AM   #2
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For what distro? Ubuntu? To answer your question assuming Ubuntu, just type
Code:
man dpkg
and you'll get your answer.
Is there any reason to use dpkg rather than aptitude or apt-get?
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-07-2011, 06:25 AM   #3
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Hi jdkaye,

thank for the reply. i have debian linux, and i want to update amanda backup server package from 2.5.2p1 to 3.x version.

Thanks,
 
Old 09-07-2011, 06:38 AM   #4
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Hi jdkaye,

thank for the reply. i have debian linux, and i want to update amanda backup server package from 2.5.2p1 to 3.x version.

Thanks,
No problem. I assume you are running Testing (Wheezy) and not stable (Squeeze). I also assume your sources.list file is set up properly. Is that correct? If so then, you can use aptitude or apt-get to do that. You don't use dpkg for that kind of thing.
Open a terminal and as root enter this command:
Code:
aptitude update && aptitude install amanda-server
or else
Code:
aptitude update && aptitude install safe-upgrade
and that will upgrade your installed packages to the current version.
That's it.
ciao,
jdk

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