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Old 12-06-2004, 08:03 AM   #1
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Is it safe to "apt-get upgrade" whilst running gnome?

I'm just curious. I didn't think about it before, but i'm actually overwriting packages that i'm already using, i.e. the gnome stuff..

Old 12-06-2004, 08:23 AM   #2
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I do it all the time without problems.
But I dont know how it replaces gnome packages while they are being used... I think if gnome is upgraded you wont have the changes before a reboot (or at least untill log out and in again).
Old 12-06-2004, 08:27 AM   #3
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well, I get this message..

Setting up gnome-desktop-environment (62) ...
Setting up gnome-office (62) ...
Setting up gnome (62) ...
god knows how that works without fouling up



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