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Old 07-04-2003, 11:33 AM   #1
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how to update everything


Hi,
I'm wondering - is there a command to update everything that I have on my system, all of the packages, using apt. Something similar to the Gentoo's "emerge sync".
Any help appreciated,
Andy
 
Old 07-04-2003, 12:01 PM   #2
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apt-get dist-upgrade
 
Old 07-04-2003, 12:13 PM   #3
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Thank you,
What will that upgrade? For example, will it upgrade the kernel version, as well as, for example, apache?
Many thanks,
andy
 
Old 07-04-2003, 04:40 PM   #4
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don't worry, it's all sorted out
 
Old 07-05-2003, 12:48 AM   #5
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ho_10 says: don't worry, it's all sorted out
Shame on you for not giving back. Some poor noob will find this post and have his hopes dashed.

Perhaps you found the answer in Section 3.5 of the Apt Howto?

Perhaps you learned about some of the more useful switches to apt-get? Like:
  • -h This help text.
  • -d Download only - do NOT install or unpack archives
  • -f Attempt to continue if the integrity check fails
  • -s No-act. Perform ordering simulation
  • -y Assume Yes to all queries and do not prompt
  • -u Show a list of upgraded packages as well
And realized that if you use, say, -su, you could see what was going to happen, without it actually happening.

But now, we'll never know!

Ab.
 
Old 07-05-2003, 04:49 AM   #6
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soz....i found out by doing 'apt-get', and reading the descriptions of what they all did "dist-upgrade" &c...it's really an easy man page as well ''man apt-get". regrettably, it doesn't upgrade the kernel, even though I'm using sid...So I did that manually.
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