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Yes, a dist-upgrade from wheezy to jessie will switch to using systemd as the init system. The jessie release notes devotes a whole section to this issue, also giving a recommendation about how to stay with your current init system: to prevent systemd-sysv from being installed during the upgrade, you can create a file called ...
Jessie will install systemd by default, even as an upgrade from Wheezy. After installation you can disable it by following the instructions at How to remove systemd from a Debian jessie/sid installation There are explanations of these commands on that page, but the gist is as follows: apt-get install sysvinit-core sysvinit sysvinit-utils reboot # BE AWARE ...
solution - just issue : sudo apt-get dist-upgrade which will update the held back package and so clear that notice
If you consider yourself as a newbie, I don't think you do mind about sysvinit and systemd, or GNOME Fallback - what are Debian Wheezy 'key features', so yes, upgrading is highly recommended, for a more secure and stable system.
After editing the sources.list and doing an apt-get update as mentioned in @klimpergeist's answer, it is a better practice to do a apt-get dist-upgrade --download-only and then, apt-get dist-upgrade
You can adapt the entries in /etc/apt/sources.list, e.g. from deb http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana main to deb http://extra.linuxmint.com rafaela main Then apt-get update / apt-get dist-upgrade will do the job.
I found out that in Centos 7 yum-cron has nothing to do with the "Install Updates & Restart" prompt. I don't need or want automatic updates too. After some tricky research I discovered this feature is provided by a gnome package "packagekit". Three solutions: uninstall packagekit altogether (my favourite) disable packagekit from running (see ...
Debian 8 includes major upgrades to pretty much all the software included in the distribution; major changes include the switch to systemd by default and much better support for UEFI systems. You'll find details in the release announcement. Staying on Debian 7 is safe for now, because it is still fully supported. (As standard until February 2016, then on ...
The common way of upgrading Linux Mint is the Update Manager, but there is always the lesser known alternative, using the command line. To do so open a terminal and type: sudo cp -v /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list.bak Press [ENTER] and then type your password when prompted. ...
You can download a newer glibc binary, unpack it somewhere, and run the program with LD_LIBRARY_PATH= /path/to/new/glibc/lib /path/to/new/glibc/lib/ld-linux.so.2 /path/to/program Running an alternative libc is tricky; you may need to install a bunch of other libraries compiled against this libc. The easiest way to run a program with an alternative libc is ...
You have, presumably inadvertently, installed the apt-listchanges package. This packages lets you review the list of changes whenever you upgrade packages. The software that's running in the terminal and that waits for you to press q is the pager less, by the way. Remove the apt-listchanges package and this will go away. This is completely unrelated to ...
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