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Advanced documentation for 'apt-get install' command, mentioned upgrading possibility.

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Eugene V. Lyubimkin 14 years ago
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@ -45,6 +45,9 @@ apt (0.7.17) unstable; urgency=low
- Mentioned more short options in the apt-get manpage. Documented 'xvcg'
option in the apt-cache manpage. The part of patch by Andre Felipe
Machado. (Closes: #176106)
- Documented that 'apt-get install' command should be used for upgrading
some of installed packages. Based on patch by Nori Heikkinen and
Andre Felipe Machado. (Closes: #267087)
-- Eugene V. Lyubimkin <jackyf.devel@gmail.com> Fri, 24 Oct 2008 23:45:17 +0300

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doc/apt-get.8.xml

@ -159,17 +159,25 @@
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry><term>install</term>
<listitem><para><literal>install</literal> is followed by one or more packages desired for
installation. Each package is a package name, not a fully qualified
filename (for instance, in a Debian GNU/Linux system, libc6 would be the
argument provided, not <literal>libc6_1.9.6-2.deb</literal>) All packages required
by the package(s) specified for installation will also be retrieved and
installed. The <filename>/etc/apt/sources.list</filename> file is used to locate
the desired packages. If a hyphen is appended to the package name (with
no intervening space), the identified package will be removed if it is
installed. Similarly a plus sign can be used to designate a package to
install. These latter features may be used to override decisions made by
apt-get's conflict resolution system.</para>
<listitem>
<para>
<literal>install</literal> is followed by one or more
packages desired for installation or upgrading.
Each package is a package name, not a fully qualified
filename (for instance, in a Debian GNU/Linux system,
libc6 would be the argument provided, not
<literal>libc6_1.9.6-2.deb</literal>). All packages required
by the package(s) specified for installation will also
be retrieved and installed.
The <filename>/etc/apt/sources.list</filename> file is
used to locate the desired packages. If a hyphen is
appended to the package name (with no intervening space),
the identified package will be removed if it is installed.
Similarly a plus sign can be used to designate a
package to install. These latter features may be used
to override decisions made by apt-get's conflict
resolution system.
</para>
<para>A specific version of a package can be selected for installation by
following the package name with an equals and the version of the package
@ -181,6 +189,17 @@
<para>Both of the version selection mechanisms can downgrade packages and must
be used with care.</para>
<para>This is also the target to use if you want to upgrade one or
more already-installed packages without upgrading every package
you have on your system. Unlike the "upgrade" target, which
installs the newest version of all currently installed packages,
"install" will install the newest version of only the package(s)
specified. Simply provide the name of the package(s) you wish
to upgrade, and if a newer version is available, it (and its
dependencies, as described above) will be downloaded and
installed.
</para>
<para>Finally, the &apt-preferences; mechanism allows you to
create an alternative installation policy for
individual packages.</para>

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