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Author: Antony Stone
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Er, Not that way ? .Re: Announcing Devuan 4.0: Chimaera!
On Sunday 17 October 2021 at 17:55:56, Hendrik Boom wrote:

> I've learned it's useful to repeat upgrades and dist-upgrandes and an
> occasinoal aptitude until nothing happens AND there are no errors reported.

I have found that apt is better for doing an upgrade whereas I prefer aptitude
for installing pakcages in general.

> I don't know why just repeating this should help; somehow, even with no
> reported errors that I can see, the job often isn't done. Almost as if
> the various apt-* commands don't do a complete job of analysing
> dependencies and opportunities.

Indeed - it must be an amazingly complex process, but one of the big reasons
why I like DEB-based systems is because it is at least possible to upgrade
from one release to another, generally with very little pain.

Try that with an RPM system and you'll be glad you have a backup of /home, and
you'll then just install an new system and remount the backup...


If I needed my own advice, I wouldn't give it to others.

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