Author Topic: [answered] apt-get update vs. synaptic refresh  (Read 602 times)

Offline toomanyquestions

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[answered] apt-get update vs. synaptic refresh
« on: July 08, 2015, 08:38:53 pm »
What is the difference between running - sudo apt-get update and opening synaptic, clicking refresh, and then mark all updates. It seems one gets more updates using synaptic.
Does apt-get update address core system elements, while synaptic updates include various non-essential programs as well?
« Last Edit: July 09, 2015, 03:24:10 am by toomanyquestions »

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Re: apt-get update vs. synaptic refresh
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 08:52:53 pm »
Synaptic Reload/Refresh = apt-get update
Synaptic mark all updates = apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get upgrade updates only installed packages without installing extra dependencies if the packages need.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2015, 12:58:47 pm by pavroo »
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: [answered] apt-get update vs. synaptic refresh
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2015, 04:42:11 am »
Thanks!