apt-get not updating GUI packages?
On 2018/04/30 16:51, Liam Proven wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at 16:36, Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC) <
> hylton at conacher.co.za> wrote:
>> I run Ubuntu 16.04 as a Dovecot mailserver and to keep the system
>> patched am religiously using ssh to sign into the machine and run both
>> of the following commands:
>> $ sudo apt-get update
>> $ sudo apt-get upgrade
> That 2nd command should be
> apt-get dist-upgrade
> ... and "apt-get" is deprecated in recent years and the more modern version
> apt update
> apt full-upgrade -y
Thank you for the command update, however the apt upgrade command
revealed the same issue as its predecessor. As the mailserver has edited
configuration files for fetchmail, Dovecot and a few others a
full-upgrade is a little less desirable as reading the man page for apt
scared me a little i.e.: full-upgrade performs the function of upgrade
but will REMOVE CURRENTLY INSTALLED PACKAGES IF THIS IS NEEDED TO
UPGRADE THE SYSTEM AS A WHOLE.
If a full-upgrade is performed and then A edited file is deleted because
the system no longer uses fetchmail for instance, this is a MAJOR train
OK so I am a relative newbie to Linux and the cli but still.
Seeing as the packages that were stopped from upgrading do not indicate
files I might need i.e. fetchmail, my questions still remains why apt
will not update 5 files yet using synaptic via a GUI will especially
since apt, I assume, is the back-end to Synaptic, or am I stuck using
the GUI when I thought the CLI out manoeuvred the GUI?
As I hope you can see the bigger question is why Synaptic can upgrade
the packages left by apt yet apt, apparently being the back-end to