[Tanglu-users] Rolling or not

Olivier Bitsch olivier.bitsch at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 09:32:40 EST 2014

Yes, agree, I thought I read that Tanglu is a rolling release distro.

I'm not sure about the update software recommended, but if you are friendly
with the terminal, I definitely recommend to use apt-get dist-upgrade and
let see what will be installed or removed on your system.


2014-02-24 12:37 GMT+01:00 Marcus Moeller <marcus.moeller at gmx.ch>:

> Hi again.
>  As far as we can read on the website, Tanglu is a rolling distribution.
>> Debian initially only provides security or bug fixes inside a version,
>> so an apt-get upgrade is enough. But as Tanglu is based on Testing/Sid
>> distribution, it might be necessary to make an apt-get dist-upgrade to
>> get all packages updates (be careful what is removed sometime).
>> I'm not sure this problem will be occured with Tanglu as everythink will
>> be tested before release, but as Debian sid user, I know that it's
>> needed often to use dist-upgrade to have all latest packages.
>> For your information, in one sentence, dist-upgrade only mean "also
>> install/remove new dependency for the updated packages" and is not
>> dependent if it's a new release or not.
>> I hope this give you an enlightenment of your question.
> Thanks for your answer, Olivier.
> From what I have read between the lines in the FAQ, Tanglu will be
> released-based. Meaning every half a year, there will be a new version to
> which one could dist-upgrade.
> The fact that it points to releasename specific repos, also underlines
> this theory. Concerning upgrade vs dist-upgrade I am not yet sure what's
> the best way to upgrade within one Release. The graphical update
> application seems to do a regular apt-get upgrade.
> Greets
> Marcus
>  Olivier.
>> 2014-02-22 17:28 GMT+01:00 Marcus Moeller <marcus.moeller at gmx.ch
>> <mailto:marcus.moeller at gmx.ch>>:
>>     Hi all.
>>      From what I have read in the past, I thought Tanglu is a Rolling
>>     Distribution. Is that really true? Or is it release based and I need
>>     to dist-upgrade between releases?
>>     Btw. is apt-get dist-upgrade the recommend update procedure?
>>     Greets
>>     Marcus
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