Ubuntu 9.10 Hangs Frequently

Liam O'Toole liam.p.otoole at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 08:40:08 UTC 2010

On 2010-04-02, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 7:44 PM, Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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:
>>> 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.
> Well, I do not wish to argue, but in my experience, what I described
> is my solution when a-g d-u /doesn't/ upgrade everything and holds a
> bunch of stuff back.

Oh but I do :-)

The way I've seen 'apt-get dist-upgrade' work is to upgrade every
package that is upgradeable, even at the expense of removing other
packages if necessary. That is what it is intended to do.

If the above does not happen, then I suspect that either it's running on
a mixed system or one or more of the repositiories is in an
inconsistent state.

Liam O'Toole
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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