[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: rebooting constantly after upgrading packages

From: Laurent GUERBY laurent at guerby.net
Date: Sat Sep 2 23:33:20 EEST 2006
On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 14:56 +0300, Marius Vollmer wrote:
> ext Álvaro J. Iradier <airadier at gmail.com> writes:
> > What's the difference between apt-get upgrading and using the
> > application manager "search for updates" option? I thought it was the
> > same...
> No, not exactly.  What the Application manager does is more similar to
> "apt-get install".  It will not upgrade the system packages
> automatically theway "apt-get upgrade" does.
> > If upgrading is not meant for consumers, why is that broken package in
> > the maemo repository? Shouldn't it be in sardine? I mean, what's the
> > point on having updated packages?
> You are spot on.  This is chaos and the mistral repositories should
> not contain the broken packages.  They need to be fixed and/or
> reverted to the same version that is in the IT2006 flash image.
> People here are aware of this... (and also appropriately embarrassed).


For the record I was hit too and hopefully found help on #maemo
so I could get out of the reboot cycles.

I did not realize that the application manager wasn't doing the same
things as apt-get upgrade until too late.

When the mistral repositories are fixed, what's the best course,
apt-get upgrade again? (I do it through ssh from my regular PC.)

Thanks in advance,


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