[Aptitude-devel] Bug#780028: init: aptitude upgrade from wheezy to jessie does not install systemd-sysv

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Mon Mar 9 12:02:54 GMT 2015

On Mon, 2015-03-09 at 08:47 +0100, Axel Beckert wrote:

> which is one reason why "aptitude upgrade" is deprecated in favour of
> "aptitude safe-upgrade".

aptitude safe-upgrade has the same behaviour in this case, it still
installs sysvinit-core instead of systemd-sysv.

> But apt-get has a commandline switch to behave that way, too:
> "apt-get --with-new-pkgs upgrade"

Unfortunately not available in wheezy, I expect if it existed there then
it would also install sysvinit-core.

> Ok, I also understand the latter reasoning. But doesn't that mean that
> there are thing "apt-get dist-upgrade" can't/doesn't solve? Or is this
> step only necessary if "apt-get dist-upgrade" didn't solve everything,
> e.g. with 3rd-party repos or such?

I've encountered situations where aptitude could find the right upgrade
path but apt-get couldn't, mostly with a system running experimental,
unstable and testing (decreasing pin order).



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