Will apt-get dist-upgrade do the exact same thing as running do-release-upgrade?
I'm currently running Ubuntu Server 11.04.
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apt-get dist-upgrade will not carry out a release update, unless you modify
This command updates all installed packages and their dependency changes. If you combine running this command with appropriate changes to the
/etc/apt/sources.list file, you can upgrade your version of Ubuntu.
do-release-upgrade will carry out a release update.
So for example, if you want to move from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, you have 2 options:
/etc/apt/sources.listfile to "oneiric" and run the command