Debian Testing and Upgrades
I've been running Debian testing for ages and for some time have been fairly annoyed by
apt-get upgrade not upgrading all packages but keeping an ever growing list of installed software packages in "not upgraded" state. The solution wasn't hard to find or configure, I just wonder why it was not set as an option at install time. Just do the following (with root privileges):
(should create a new file in /etc/apt.conf.d -if exists just append the following line:) just feel free to use any editor of choice instead of vim.
Next time it's going to upgrade (almost) everything. Anything that only needs additional files installed to be upgraded, that is. I did not alter the way removes are handled.