[clug-talk] apt-get upgrade
gustin at echostar.ca
Fri May 12 23:59:39 PDT 2006
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You will probably want to run sudo apt-get update first, so that the
database of packages on your computer is up to date. Then run sudo
If that does not clear all errors then try sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.
The short explanation is that the last command is used if your install
is quite old.
Michael Walters wrote:
> 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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