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'dist-upgrade' vs Lite Update
« on: April 06, 2019, 03:09:46 PM »
 

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Is there any difference between using the Lite Update tool and using the 'dist-upgrade' command?
 


Re: 'dist-upgrade' vs Lite Update
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 06:29:29 PM »
 

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I believe so.  The upgrade may include changes in repository information and other stuff that "dist-upgrade" may not include.
 

Re: 'dist-upgrade' vs Lite Update
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 09:06:03 PM »
 

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I believe so.  The upgrade may include changes in repository information and other stuff that "dist-upgrade" may not include.
It would be intuitive for the Lite Update to have extended or maybe better tailored functions than the 'dist-upgrade', but I can hardly recall any time when one run right after the other would add anything further. On the other hand, if 'dist-upgrade' added anything beyond the Lite Update, it could basically spoil the carefully selected out list of things, even if run once, summoning an entire mass of leftover updates.
 

Re: 'dist-upgrade' vs Lite Update
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019, 09:47:53 PM »
 

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What is 'Lite Update'? I can't address this unless I understand the content.
 

Re: 'dist-upgrade' vs Lite Update
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2019, 10:40:55 PM »
 

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What is 'Lite Update'? I can't address this unless I understand the content.
It is simply the "Install Updates" thing, not to be mistaken with "Lite Upgrade" though.
 

Re: 'dist-upgrade' vs Lite Update
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2019, 10:45:26 PM »
 

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dist-upgrade is used in Install Updates. We don't use apt-upgrade because:

Quote from: Ubuntu

dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of apt-upgrade,
    also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions
    of packages; apt-get has a "smart" conflict resolution system, and
    it will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the
    expense of less important ones if necessary. So, dist-upgrade
    command may remove some packages. The /etc/apt/sources.list file
    contains a list of locations from which to retrieve desired package
    files. See also apt_preferences(5) for a mechanism for overriding
    the general settings for individual packages.


This will never change and is the way we will always do our Updates.
 

Re: 'dist-upgrade' vs Lite Update
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2019, 11:14:44 PM »
 

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Great, good to know, just asking.
 

Re: 'dist-upgrade' vs Lite Update
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2019, 08:56:09 PM »
 

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If you are using some under average SD card, this can easily takes 30 minutes or more.


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Last Edit: May 07, 2019, 01:33:50 PM by nateliv
 

Re: 'dist-upgrade' vs Lite Update
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 01:10:25 PM »
 

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You mean, upgrading the system? But what does it differ between 'dist-upgrade' command and the Lite Update?
 

Re: 'dist-upgrade' vs Lite Update
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2019, 12:33:53 AM »
 

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You mean, upgrading the system? But what does it differ between 'dist-upgrade' command and the Lite Update?
Jerry answered this question in the first line of reply #5: the Install Updates app, under Favourites in the Menu  (which you refer to as Lite Update), uses the dist-upgrade command to carry out updating
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Re: 'dist-upgrade' vs Lite Update
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 01:38:32 AM »
 

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You mean, upgrading the system? But what does it differ between 'dist-upgrade' command and the Lite Update?
Jerry answered this question in the first line of reply #5: the Install Updates app, under Favourites in the Menu  (which you refer to as Lite Update), uses the dist-upgrade command to carry out updating
Huh, thanks.
 

Re: 'dist-upgrade' vs Lite Update
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2019, 11:50:10 AM »
 

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The lite updates come from: Install Updates
Lite Upgrade: Upgrades Linux Lite within that Series to the newer version
A Distribution Upgrade is going from Linux Lite 2.0 to 4.4 [out of the series Upgrade]
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Re: 'dist-upgrade' vs Lite Update
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2019, 07:27:05 AM »
 

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A Distribution Upgrade is going from Linux Lite 2.0 to 4.4 [out of the series Upgrade]

Just a note on this, like mentionned in a few places, this is not supported in Linux Lite.
You can only upgrade inside the same series, 4.2 to 4.4 for example.
If you have version 3.8, you will have to do a clean (fresh)  install to 4.x ... Copy your files on another disk first of course.
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