packages kept back, adept notifier icon won't go away

Christopher J. Bottaro cjbottaro at
Tue Oct 31 22:53:35 UTC 2006

Manuel McLure wrote:

> Christopher J. Bottaro wrote:
>> Hello,
>> The adept notifier icon won't get out of my system tray.  It says there
>> are 31 updated packages.
>> If I run 'sudo apt-get upgrade', it gives me the following output:
>> The following packages have been kept back:
>>   < ... bunch of packages ... >
>> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 31 not upgraded.
>> What does that mean?  Does it have anything to do with the fact that I
>> upgraded to Edgy from Dapper via apt-get recently?
> You need to upgrade those manually. Bring up adept, and uncheck the "not
> installed" and "installed" checkboxes, leaving only the "upgradeable"
> checkbox checked. Then you can select these and tell adept to upgrade
> them. That's how I solved this issue.

Hmm, I did that but before I hit apply changes, I choose to preview the
changes.  The 31 packages in question are mostly python* packages.  In the
preview changes view, it wants to remove all the analogous python2.4*
packages.  Is that correct?  Seems like python2.4* is more specific than
python*, so those should be the ones to keep... ?

Thanks again,
-- C

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