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    Re: Update Manager Offers a "Partial Upgrade"? Read This.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

    if I remember correctly.
    That's exactly it. And if things are held back, there done that way for a reason. Just be patient. Most likely some supporting files are not ready yet.
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    Re: Update Manager Offers a "Partial Upgrade"? Read This.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

    if I remember correctly.
    yup. the '&&' means basically that iff the first command runs successfully, then run the second.
    some people have a way with words; others not have way.

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    Re: Update Manager Offers a "Partial Upgrade"? Read This.

    Quote Originally Posted by woodnymph View Post
    so i use the update mngr .. it offers me a partial upgrade so i just closed out and have checked back a couple times over several days to run the update again. still only a partial is offered. should i keep waiting until it offers a normal update, or do something from a command line? i seem to have a stable intall of the lucid alpha1 running. any simple advice for a newby still in the middle ground .. much appreciated.
    You may want to check whether your mirror is lagging behind, and whether there are new uploads or ongoing builds of packages that are held back, or their dependencies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
    Aptitude can try to be overly "smart" when resolving dependency problems, especially with an unstable archive as in the development branch, and using it along with a different package manager and/or without caution can lead to trainwrecks that will be hard to fix. I'd recommend inexperienced testers to stick to apt-get as the command line option. The equivalent command would be:
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    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

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    Re: Update Manager Offers a "Partial Upgrade"? Read This.

    Thanks for that 23meg Something I wasn't aware of.
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    Re: Update Manager Offers a "Partial Upgrade"? Read This.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Thanks for that 23meg Something I wasn't aware of.
    This is the first time I've heard this too. I will do both and see if aptitude is any different or what the difference is. Very simply answer "n" to either ones questions then weight the options.
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    Re: Update Manager Offers a "Partial Upgrade"? Read This.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

    if I remember correctly.
    That's the best.

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    Re: Update Manager Offers a "Partial Upgrade"? Read This.

    I usually use synaptic's GUI and not allow partial updates. So having done that I followed 23meg's
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    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    And now have ....

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    The following packages have been kept back:
      evolution evolution-common evolution-indicator evolution-plugins gdm
      indicator-applet indicator-applet-session indicator-messages
      indicator-session initramfs-tools linux-generic linux-headers-generic
      linux-image-generic rhythmbox tomboy
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 15 not upgraded.
    Which is the same as is 'lurking' in my GUI as awaiting.
    Just wondering if others have a similarly long queue ?
    Do I need to alter my repositries ?
    #deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 10.04 _Lucid Lynx_ - Alpha i386 (20091209)]/ lucid main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted
    deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
    ## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid universe
    deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid universe
    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe
    deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid multiverse
    deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid multiverse
    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    # deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-backports main restricted universe multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository.
    ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
    ## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
    # deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security main restricted
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security universe
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security multiverse
    As you can see - I'm using the gb mirror, is this one upto date ?

    Thanks,

    Phill.
    Last edited by phillw; December 20th, 2009 at 06:06 PM. Reason: gb

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    Re: Update Manager Offers a "Partial Upgrade"? Read This.

    I forget now where you find out but as I recall the GB one is a fair bit behind. For the most up-to-date use Main Server.
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    Re: Update Manager Offers a "Partial Upgrade"? Read This.

    Hmm.. odd ? I switched over to main server & it still says all the above listed are only partitial updates.

    Phill.

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    Re: Update Manager Offers a "Partial Upgrade"? Read This.

    Interesting read, thanks for that.
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