How to find out why packages are "held back"
r.laban at ism.nl
Tue Jul 15 11:54:13 UTC 2008
On Tuesday 15 July 2008, stan wrote:
> I have one machine at work on Gusty thta seems to not to wnat to upgrade
> some packages:
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> The following packages have been kept back:
> linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic
> linux-restricted-modules-generic openssh-client openssh-server ssl-cert
> How can I fix this?
short answer: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
longer answer: The reason those package are kept back is because they depend
on extra packages not already installed. apt-get upgrade doesn't pull in
those extra packages, while apt-get dist-upgrade does.
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