Recipe 3.7. Upgrading Packages on Debian
want to upgrade a Debian package, because the new version has new
features or bug fixes.
# apt-get install gltron
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 78 not upgraded.
Need to get 89.5kB of archives.
After unpacking 266kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 ftp://ftp.debian.org sid/main gltron 3.53 [89.5kB]
Fetched 89.5kB in 5s (16.8kB/s)
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 141286 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace adduser 3.52 (using .../archives/adduser_3.53_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement gltron ...
Setting up adduser (3.53) ...
To upgrade several packages, use:
# apt-get install tuxkart gltron frozen-bubble tuxracer nethack galaga
There is no separate command for upgrading a package.
apt-get install always looks for the newest
3.7.4 See Also