gxine will not update

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Wed May 7 04:33:51 UTC 2008

Kipton Moravec wrote:
> kip at red:~ $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree       
> Reading state information... Done
> Calculating upgrade... Done
> The following packages have been kept back:
>   gxine
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
> kip at red:~ $ 
> ====================
> O.K. now what does "kept back" mean and how do I fix it?
> Kip

First, try "apt-get --fix-broken" to see if there's anything messed up. 
Assuming there isn't, then try throwing the "--ignore-hold" switch and
see if that does it.  From the man page:

              Ignore  package  Holds;  This  causes  apt-get to ignore a
              placed on a package. This may be  useful  in  conjunction 
              dist-upgrade  to  override  a  large number of undesired
              Configuration Item: APT::Ignore-Hold.

And if that doesn't work, then I'd try "apt-get install gxine".  Yes, I
know it's installed, but it's worth a shot to see if it pulls down the
later version.


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