can't seem to get openssh-*

Steve Lamb grey at
Tue May 13 23:43:49 UTC 2008

On Tue, May 13, 2008 4:35 pm, John Hubbard wrote:
> apt-get update it isn't meant to install/upgrade any packages. It is
> meant to update the package information db on your system.

    Buh, brain fart, you're right.

>> If an update requires a new
>> package then apt-get keeps the package back.

> That sounds like the behavior for an apt-get upgrade.

    That was probably buried in the middle of the C&P.

> You could also do an apt-get dist-upgrade. This will upgrade all
> installed packages and install any new dependencies for those packages.

    And anything else that was updated since the last pull.  While I flubbed
on update vs upgrade (I'm an aptitude man myself) the main point I was
trying to make was this:

    If you wand apt(-get|itude) to install openssh-server and
openssh-client, don't pussy-foot around, tell it to do /just/ that and
see what it does.

    upgrade and dist-upgrade might get around to it through implicit action.
 But if not, just be explicit about it.  Computers do need to be told,
from time to time, exactly what the human wants.  ;)

Steve Lamb

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