I want more info from "apt-get update"

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by ozonblue, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. ozonblue

    ozonblue New Member


    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
  2. Stanev

    Stanev New Member

    After "apt-get update" run "apt-get upgrade" to know witch pakages will be upgraded
  3. ozonblue

    ozonblue New Member


    Can I assume then that apt-get update doesn't actually download/install any patches ?
  4. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    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
  5. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    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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