I'm trying to write a script to upgrade a bunch of remote machines and would like to verify that one package in particular is upgraded.
yum, I could say
yum upgrade specific-package, and it would complain if it fails to upgrade the package. With
apt, as far as I know, I can only say
apt-get upgrade, and if
apt fails to find the new version or fails to resolve the dependencies for the new version, it will silently decide not to install it.
Is there any way to get
apt-get to complain if it decides to not upgrade a package (short of scripting a call to