apt-get upgrade problem
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Wed Oct 26 17:17:32 UTC 2005
>> > I tried dist-upgrade and it just says... HELD back...
>> > See my older post..
>> D**n! You did say that, didn't you :-)
>> What repo is your sources.list currently pointing to? You've not made it
>> When did you last do apt-get update?
> /etc/apt/sources.list follows..
> deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary main restricted
> deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary main restricted
You'd be wise to point those at a closer mirror (xx.archive.ubuntu.com,
where xx is a country code).
> deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary universe
> deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary universe
> deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-security main restricted
> deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-security main restricted
You don't have hoary-updates. Duplicate hoary-security for hoary-updates.
> #Debian security updates
> deb ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security sarge/updates main contrib
> deb ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security stable/updates main
> contrib non-free
And those could be a real problem. Hoary was based on sarge, originally,
but the sarge that was released as Debian stable just a few weeks ago
is much closer to Breezy than Hoary. Never include debian repos without
_very_ careful use of pinning. There are very few packages that you can
get from Debian that you can't get from a source that packages it
especially for Ubuntu - on my system, only Mambo (still experimental on
Debian) and Tomcat (I think - I haven't had an update in so long that I
suppose I could be getting it off Ubuntu, now)
> And I update and upgrade .. At least every 2nd or 3rd day
Remove the Debian repo, add hoary-updates, do an update, try dist-upgrade.
Then if you really need Debian, add it back _only_ to update those specific
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