From: David O'Callaghan (ocalladw at domain tcd.ie)
Date: Fri 27 Sep 2002 - 14:26:03 IST
On Fri, Sep 27, 2002 at 01:53:25PM +0100, Ciaran Johnston wrote:
> Hmmm - probably worth a go then, late at night when noone is looking. The
> box in question is a production server so I don't want to break it.
> Netscape and mozilla won't matter - there's no X components installed
> anyway, and as qmail is installed from source the package manager won't
> even know about it. Just as long as it only updates what's there... I
> presume "apt-get update" will only download, not install, so I can look at
> what's there before installing?
apt-get update just downloads package listings from the repository
so that your local system knows what's available.
You can use the -s option to simulate an action, so apt-get -s upgrade
will tell you what would happen if you did apt-get upgrade.
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