Packages have been kept back -- What to do?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Fri Jun 30 02:41:46 UTC 2006

On Thursday 29 June 2006 22:37, Kipton Moravec wrote:
> Why have these packages been kept back?
> What does kept back mean?
> How do I fix it?
> kip at Red:~ $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> Password:
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> Calculating upgrade...Done
> The following packages have been kept back:
>   gdk-imlib1 libkrb5-17-heimdal libopenal0 moagg
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
> I get this type of error whenever I do a security update. The message
> says do sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to fix it. As you can see it does not
> fix the problem.
> So now what?
Try sudo apt-get -V dist-upgrade

That should give you more information about why.

Scott K

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