apt-get upgrade problem

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Oct 25 13:15:46 UTC 2005

Stephen R Laniel wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 01:32:11PM -0700, Vram wrote:
>> How do I fix all these packages being kept back???
> Ordinarily Ubuntu keeps packages back because upgrading them
> would require installing new packages or deleting old ones.
> See what happens if you do
> sudo apt-get install [package]
> where [package] is one of the packages that Ubuntu said it
> was holding back.
> I *believe* that
> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> will also upgrade all the packages that have been held back.
> Though be careful, because sometimes it may delete packages
> that you actually want.

Have you ever actually seen this? It generally happens with b0rked installs
from test (or even non-official) repos.  It shouldn't happen to someone
who's dist-upgrading thee official stable packages.  At this point
practically the _only_ solution available to Vram is a dist-upgrade.

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