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I was playing around with Ubuntu and several other distros before to Debian, and all of them automatically notified /downloaded newer versions of software. The answer to your question is, "Yes, there is a way." Probably a Gnome program named update-notifier or something like that.It's been incorporated into Debian, I suppose, to encourage clueless people to run Debian.This command is less conservative than safe-upgrade and thus more likely to perform unwanted actions.However, it is capable of upgrading packages that safe-upgrade cannot upgrade.However in my defence there are simply dependencies missing from their solution as I tried to install php56 on my Debian 7 system.
Now change there, any word lenny to squeeze,(or from stable to testing -This will not work after the release date, so use squeeze, or stable after that date-) and save it, it could be a good idea to backup your original file before, just in case.
The upgrade process itself does not modify anything in the /home directory. parts of the Mozilla suite, and the GNOME and KDE desktop environments) are known to overwrite existing user settings with new defaults when a new version of the application is first started by a user.
As a precaution, you may want to make a backup of the hidden files and directories (“dotfiles”) in users' home directories.
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