Ubuntu 9.10 Hangs Frequently

Liam O'Toole liam.p.otoole at gmail.com
Thu Apr 1 18:44:04 UTC 2010

On 2010-04-01, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 5:15 PM, MirJafar Ali <mirjafarali at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 5:42 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> Here is the output
>> blackhole:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
>> [sudo] password for csverma:
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree
>> Reading state information... Done
>> The following packages have been kept back:
>>   bind9-host dnsutils libbind9-50 libdns50 libgssapi-krb5-2 libgssrpc4
>>   libisc50 libisccc50 libisccfg50 libk5crypto3 libkadm5srv6 libkrb5-3
>>   libkrb5-dev libkrb5support0 liblwres50 linux-generic linux-headers-generic
>>   linux-image-generic
>> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 18 not upgraded.
>> @blackhole:~$
> I am sure that this is not the "official" way, but when I have
> problems due to packages being "held back", I just manually 'apt-get
> install' those packages.
> So in this case, just type
> sudo apt-get install
> (ending in a space) then use the mouse to highlight the list of
> packages being held back. Middle-click and the whole list will be
> inserted after your apt-get command. Hit return, they'll be upgraded
> and your system will be brought up to date.

The command 'apt-get dist-upgrade' will do it on one shot, and it will
explain why the packages were held back before you confirm the action.

Liam O'Toole
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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