[clug-talk] apt-get upgrade
waltersm at telusplanet.net
Sat May 13 21:09:18 PDT 2006
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.
> Michael Walters wrote:
>>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.
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