[clug-talk] apt-get upgrade

Michael Walters waltersm at telusplanet.net
Sat May 13 21:09:18 PDT 2006

Hello Gustin,

When I do a vi <filename> command I can now see the filename after the 
insert command due one of the suggestions that worked.

I still do not have aspell, but I can try again another day. And nothing 
  else seems to have been broken in the process. So my system has had an 

Thanks for everyone's help.


Gustin Johnson wrote:
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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
> apt-get upgrade.
> 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.
> Cheers,
> 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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