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Is it necessary to use update-manager to upgrade?

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What’s the difference between using “update-manager -d” and just editing /etc/apt/sources.list followed by running “apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade”?

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doctormo [ Editor ]

There are scripts that are run which the sources.list manual upgrade doesn’t take account of. These can include moving certain files out of the way, enabling or disabling certain drivers and even taking account of certain known upgrade problems.


Use do-release-upgrade on the commandline if you don’t want to use the GUI and look at the plugins and code for the update-manager-core package. (python)

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