Aptitude in unstable used to work for me. Now I seem to have to press shift+u for it to start upgrading packages. Anyway, I am back to:

hendry@bilbo:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -u dist-upgrade

UPDATE: You need to goto into the menu, Options->Misc and select “Automatically upgrade installed packages”.

I don’t understand why that option changed, and it’s bad kudos all the same on such a fine tool :/

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