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  Adventures in Migrating to New Linux Distributions
Subject:   apt-get update
Date:   2005-04-08 09:51:55
From:   JoeNiner
FYI, apt-get update does not upgrade packages, it just updates the package repository info. apt-get upgrade is the command you need.
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  • apt-get update
    2005-05-02 18:53:32  Kevin Farnham | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    READERS, PLEASE NOTE THIS! this is an important error in my article. Thank you for your correction, JoeNiner.

    Here's the link to the debian apt "how-to" documentation:

    http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/

    which confirms JoeNiner's comment.