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Old 4th September 2006, 16:53
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Default I want more info from "apt-get update"

Hi.

I'm new to Debian but sofar have been very impressed by apt-get.

I would however like to get more info form apt-get on what is going to happen/what happened when I do apt-get update.

I have tried all kinds of simulation modes and -V settings described in the man file - but "apt-get update" doesn't tell me what it is doing i.e. which packages it is updating.

I don't like working in the dark like this - I need to know if patches fixing vulnerabilities have indeed been applied and I need to know what "apt-get update" did in case something gets broken in the process.

kind regards,

Eugene Coetzee
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Old 4th September 2006, 21:42
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After "apt-get update" run "apt-get upgrade" to know witch pakages will be upgraded
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Old 4th September 2006, 23:03
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After "apt-get update" run "apt-get upgrade" to know witch pakages will be upgraded
Thanks.

Can I assume then that apt-get update doesn't actually download/install any patches ?
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Old 4th September 2006, 23:24
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apt-get update does not upgrade packages, it just updates the package repository info.
apt-get upgrade does, but it will ask you for each file/patch
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Old 5th September 2006, 10:04
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to have the stuff a bit more graphical try aptitude (with similar / same parameters).
Some ppl say it would solve dependencies sometimes better than apt...
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