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Re: [Synaptic-devel] Upgrading KDE packages

From: Sebastian Heinlein
Subject: Re: [Synaptic-devel] Upgrading KDE packages
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 08:19:19 +0200

Am Mi, den 14.04.2004 schrieb Guillaume Pratte um 2:30:

Dear Guillaume,

> Is there a _simple_ way to, say, upgrade all one's KDE package to a new 
> version? « apt-get install kde » is not a satisfying answer : there are some 
> KDE packages I am not interrested in so I do not want to install the whole 
> thing all the time : I only want to upgrade all _already installed_ KDE 
> packages in one operation.

My I ask, why you don't perform an upgrade (or dist-upgrade) of your
whole system? The 'upgrade' method will only upgrade packages that are
already installed on the system.

'apt-get install kde' cannot be used to upgrade all kde packages. This
would only affect the meta package 'kde'. Other packages would be
upgraded to a later version only if the meta package explicitly depends
on the later version.

> I also tried a filter like this : 
>  - View / New filter
> That works well, but I always forget about this feature, and in fact, I 
> remembered it while writing this email. 

It is a pity that the filters are not explained in the manual - perhaps
I will find some time to resolve this issue.

> Should't be an easier way? Any suggestions? Any other users thinking like me 
> that Something is missing there?

What was uneasy? Did you have any problems creating new filters? Was the
dialog confusing? Or do you suggest another method/concept?

The new gui, that we are working on, provides a section browser at the
left side of the package list. Would this make things easier for you?

Here is a screen shot:

Thanks for your input and suggestions,



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