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    apt-get dist-upgrade?

    should I use the option: apt-get dist-upgrade? Will it mess with Knoppix? Is there a way to upgrade Knoppix distro without downloading the ISO, formating the currnet, and installing fresh?

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    Re: apt-get dist-upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by smittybomb
    should I use the option: apt-get dist-upgrade? Will it mess with Knoppix? Is there a way to upgrade Knoppix distro without downloading the ISO, formating the currnet, and installing fresh?

    Cheers!
    The best way to find out what apt will do is apt-get -s dist-upgrade to simulate the action if you like what apt is going to do then remove the -s and proceed with the action. The apt-get how-to highly recommended reading before messing about with apt.

    What exactly are you trying to accomplish with the dist-upgrade anyway?

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    Re: apt-get dist-upgrade?

    --I would *NOT* recommend dist-upgrade with knoppix. Klaus has already included testing/unstable elements; doing a dist-upgrade will put you into no-man's-land and likely break the system.

    --Performing dist-upgrade is OK if you start by installing regular Debian *stable* (woody), because then you get the unstable/testing - but Knoppix is already there.

    --You can feel free to try it, but I wouldn't do it on anything but a disposable test-box that's been fully backed up and has nothing critical on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by smittybomb
    should I use the option: apt-get dist-upgrade? Will it mess with Knoppix? Is there a way to upgrade Knoppix distro without downloading the ISO, formating the currnet, and installing fresh?

    Cheers!

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