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Old 08-17-2004, 12:19 PM   #1
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apt on RHL 8

Dear All,

Here's another one from a newbie.

Have installed & run apt to update an old
unsupported version of RHL 8.

apt-get update (run twice -- they say it is safer to
run it twice...)
apt-get check

Where do I now check in the system for a list what
will be updated or what is being suggested to

Thanks in advance!

Old 08-17-2004, 01:22 PM   #2
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"apt-get upgrade" will check what you have installed against the list you downloaded with "apt-get update", and then print-out what can be upgraded, ask if you want to upgrade, and download and upgrade if you tell it yes.

"apt-get -s upgrade" *should* only simulate the above... It should only check and list what can be upgraded.
Old 08-17-2004, 04:35 PM   #3
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Apt ugraded supposedly all programs in my system. How do I now check their current versions?
I used rpm before but not it gives a:
error: cannot open Packagess index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages darabase in /var/lib/rpm
package ktimer is not installed



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