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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-users] upgrade path question

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:52:44 +0100
On Thursday 18 of December 2014 03:14:27 Michele Calgaro wrote:
> On 2014/12/18 01:47 AM, dep wrote:
> > hey there, good people . . .
> >
> > this is a pretty lame question; fortunately, i'm old enough that
> > lame doesn't bother me all that much anymore.
> >
> > it's been awhile since i burned a kernel, built open office from
> > source, or built kde -- the way we used to, say, 15 years ago (i
> > even once wrote a piece about whether it took longer to compile
> > all of kde than it did to drive from connecticut to key west --
> > ).
> >
> > so now there's a new version of the real, useful kde, now known as
> > tde. i'm on ubuntu 12.04LTS. time to do a general upgrade.
> >
> > what i'm seeking is advice as to the easiest, least-annoying way
> > to upgrade both operating system and tde -- i'm using --
> > without breaking, well, anything. i've kept the same
> > configurations for ages. i like them. many took days to sort out
> > and i forgot how i did them.
> >
> > so. anyone here have a decent recipe for upgrading the whole thing
> > all at once, rebooting, and having what i have, only better?
> Hi there,
> I am currently testing upgrading on Debian/Wheezy (ok, it's not Ubuntu
> 12.04 but a reasonable relative) so to find an easy and painless way
> to upgrade from to R14.0.0. Once I complete testing, I will
> upgrade the installation instructions on the wiki and report back to
> the ML. Testing is somehow slow due to the limited bandwidth for
> package downloading, so you may as well way a little more until I
> complete the test.
> Based on reports from another user (Mike Bird - thanks Mike!), this
> seems to be the easiest way so far (at least in Debian/Wheezy):
> apt-get update
> apt-get install tde-trinity
> apt-get dist-upgrade
> Cheers
> Michele

I must say: If the user during the previous installation carefully selected 
packages to be installed, the proposed procedure causes installation of large 
amount of different packages that were previously not installed!

If the user wants to "really upgrade" only what had installed previously, I 
recommend the classic upgrade procedure:

apt-get update
aptitude dist-upgrade

I emphasize: For "really upgrade" use aptitude instead of apt-get, to avoid 
conflict during the upgrade. Alternatively, you can also use the extra 
option --without-recommends to avoid unwanted installation of recommended