[clug-talk] apt-get upgrade

Michael Walters waltersm at telusplanet.net
Fri May 12 21:46:34 PDT 2006

Hello all,

I did a man apt-get and found that there was an option called apt-get 
upgrade, so I decided to try apt-get upgrade.

Since I did not know what would happen, I was afraid I might mess up my 
system, but I decided to try it any way.

I found that I needed to run as root, so I su'd to root and ran apt-get 
upgrade, and to my surprise, it seemed to work.

After running for a while ( I decided to leave the computer running on 
apt-get upgrade) there were  some error messages, but nothing serious 
seemed to go wrong, so I decided to try out some things that might have 
worked better if something worked.

I tried the command aspell -c agenda20060513 which I did with tab 
completion, until I got the full file name, and still got the same error 
message that there were no word lists for us .

So apparently apt-get upgrade did not break my system nor did it seem to 
do anything positive for my system.

I still want to get a binary stand alone program to spell check files 
created under the vim editor and would also like to configure the vim 
editor to keep the name of the file on the top of the screen when 
editing a file within the screen which I used to be able to do at one 
time. But now whenever I do a vi <filename> and then i for insert, the 
file name completely disappears.

Do any of you have suggestions as to how to download and install 
aspell.bin and how to configure vim editor to keep the file name visible 
on part of the screen? I did manage to configure the vim editor to line 
wrap successfully. If I can do the other two items I would have the vim 
editor fully configured for my purposes.

Even with the vim editor as it is now I can edit .c files and can check 
the c programs thus created and check their syntax and get simple c 
programs working. And the vim editor does this by color coding the 
characters on the screen in an intelligible way which gives me clues as 
to what to do to edit the programs to make them work. And I can use the 
first book on c programming that I got from my cousin to do the rest.


Michael Walters

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