4 updates held back for 3 weeks...

Willy Hamra w.hamra1987 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 11:31:03 BST 2009


2009/7/10 Johnny Ernst Nielsen <j_e_n_pub at yahoo.dk>:
> Greetings Eberhard and Mr. Sinclair.
>
> Fredag den 10. juli 2009 kvad Eberhard Roloff:
>> Johnny Ernst Nielsen schrieb:
>> > linux-generic
>> > linux-headers-generic
>> > linux-image-generic
>> > linux-restricted-modules-generic
>> >
>> > Why?
>> >
>> > And how to resolve?
>> >
>> > I use apt-get on the command line.
>> >
>> > Best regards :o)
>> >
>> > Johnny :o)
>>
>> This worked for me, anytime updates were indicated to be
>> held back.
>>
>>
>> sudo apt-get update
>> sudo apt-get upgrade
>> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
>>
>> The last command usually triggers the updates that where
>> held back.
>
> Thanks to Mr. Sinclair, aptitude tells me that it wants to install 4
> NEW packages:
>
> linux-headers-2.6.28-13{a}
> linux-headers-2.6.28-13-generic{a}
> linux-image-2.6.28-13-generic
> linux-restricted-modules-2.6.28-13-generic
>
> If I leave my sources unchanged, will dist-upgrade upgrade to 9.10
> come october, if I issue the above 3 commands?
>
> I don't want that.
>
> I want 9.04 updated with bugfixes and securityfixes on a daily basis.
> Installing new packages to fix bugs and security issues in 9.04 is fine
> by me, as long as dist-upgrade keeps me at 9.04 at all times.
>

no. the name, i admit, is somewhat deceiving, but it doesn't actually
upgrade to another distribution. that might have been the intended
feature when it was first created, but the way the ubuntu repositories
work, this can't happen. to update to a new version of ubuntu, you
have to manually add the repository of the new system. if not, no
chances of apt-get or aptitude being able to upgrade to a new system,
since all the software it has is the jaunty software in the jaunty
repos you have in you list :)

-- 
Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computers and Billy Net.



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