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[solved] Is dist-upgrade safe to use on Jessie

Postby purplepenguin » Thu May 08, 2014 10:21 am

Hi all

I've installed Debian Jesssie with KDE and I'm very happy with it so far.

I keep getting a popup that tells me there are 29 upgrades available. When I run
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apt-get upgrade


the output tells me:
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The following packages have been kept back:
  akregator kaddressbook kmail knotes kopete korganizer libcalendarsupport4 libeventviews4 libincidenceeditorsng4 libkdepim4 libkdepimdbusinterfaces4 libkdgantt2-0 libkleo4
  libkmanagesieve4 libkopete4 libkpgp4 libksieve4 libksieveui4 libmailcommon4 libmailimporter4 libmessagecomposer4 libmessagecore4 libmessagelist4 libmessageviewer4 libokularcore3
  libpimcommon4 libsendlater4 libtemplateparser4 okular
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 29 not upgraded.


Now. I've been reading the Debian forums and there seems to be two ways to go.

1 use
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apt-get dist-upgrade

Which will apparently install the packages.

2 install the packages manually.

From what I understand the dist-upgrade route will remove some packages and install the others that have been held back. Is this a safe approach to use on Debian Testing? I remember running dist-upgrade on a Mint (Ubuntu base) system and it caused no end of headaches. So I'm a little hesitant to use it on my freshly installed Debian system.

Here's the output of /etc/apt/sources.list

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lee@mainpc:~$ sudo cat /etc/apt/sources.list
[sudo] password for lee:
#

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Jessie_ - Official Snapshot amd64 kde-CD Binary-1 20140428-07:25]/ jessie main

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Jessie_ - Official Snapshot amd64 kde-CD Binary-1 20140428-07:25]/ jessie main

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free

# jessie-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free

# jessie-backports, previously on backports.debian.org
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie-backports main
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie-backports main

# Mint Debian repo for firefox
# deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian import


I added the contrib and non-free parts to the repos and the Mint Debain repo which is commented out. I don't think this will cause any problems.

I'm not sure which way is the best approach. use dist-upgrade, install manually or do I need to change the sources.list back to it's default?

TIA
PP
Last edited by purplepenguin on Sun May 11, 2014 2:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
So it looks like I'm back to LinuxMint again. Why you ask? Because my machine smell nicer.

I'm not too sure I'd want a Mint and Cinnamon muffin with my brew though. Guess I'm lucky they don't run my local bakery.
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Postby arochester » Thu May 08, 2014 10:33 am

I run Debian Jessie and I have had no problems from apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade.

Unless you are a total geek you don't need source code. In your sources list you should put # at the beginning of every line that starts deb-src.
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Postby roseway » Thu May 08, 2014 11:39 am

There's no such thing as jessie-backports (backports only applies to the stable distro, currently Wheezy).

I do aptitude full-upgrade every day, but I always read carefully what it says it's going to do before OKing it.
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Postby purplepenguin » Thu May 08, 2014 12:10 pm

roseway wrote:There's no such thing as jessie-backports (backports only applies to the stable distro, currently Wheezy).

I do aptitude full-upgrade every day, but I always read carefully what it says it's going to do before OKing it.


I was unsure about that one too. I don't remember adding the Jessie backports. I assumed it was there from the start. Guess I must have put it in. I did use debgen web site to try and add multimedia repos. I must have ticked the backports box too.

deb-src commented out and Jessie backports removed. Thanks.
So it looks like I'm back to LinuxMint again. Why you ask? Because my machine smell nicer.

I'm not too sure I'd want a Mint and Cinnamon muffin with my brew though. Guess I'm lucky they don't run my local bakery.
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