Ubuntu – aptitude safe-upgrade equivalence with apt-get


Is there an equivalent to doing aptitude safe-upgrade using apt-get?

Best Answer

The apt-get command closer to aptitude safe-upgrade is upgrade, but there is a difference.

aptitude safe-upgrade upgrades currently installed packages and can install new packages to resolve new dependencies, but never removes packages.

apt-get upgrade upgrades currently installed packages, but never installs or removes packages.

So apt-get upgrade is comparable to aptitude --no-new-installs safe-upgrade.