(jaunty) What are blocked updates?
claydoh at midmaine.com
Wed May 6 20:23:34 BST 2009
On Wednesday 06 May 2009 1:32:03 pm Mirto Silvio Busico wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm using a Kubuntu 9.04 (upgraded fron 8.10)
> Today the update notifier showed me 4 blocked updates: it is the latest
> kernel image.
> So my questions:
> * what are blocked updates?
> * have I to force the update manually?
the so-called 'blocked' updates are packages that are missing some of their
required packages. usually this is because they have not fully been uploaded
to the servers, or perhaps a broken package has been uploaded. This can also
happen a lot if you have ppa or other external repositories enabled, or even
enabling "unsupported updates" and "Pre-release updates" can cause this to
Usually you just need to wait, sometimes a day or so, for things to finalize.
The devs are currently uploading stuff to the kubuntu-experimental ppa, and I
notice some kernel updates from either the unsupported or pre-release repo.
So let it wait for now. If you are not sure, you can disable any extra repos
you are using and check again. For me the blocked packages are coming from the
pre-release repo, the ones from the kubuntu-experimental seem finished now and
don't have any blockes here.
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