[lug] apt-get

Kenneth D. Weinert mc at quarter-flash.com
Mon May 5 14:16:59 MDT 2003

On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 01:25:17PM -0600, jd wrote:
> Hello, 
>   Sometimes when I apt-get update & upgrade my debain 3.0 testing 
> box, it will hold packages back. when i see a message like the 
> one below...do i need to worry...from a security standpoint? 
> mohadib:~# apt-get upgrade 
> Reading Package Lists... Done 
> Building Dependency Tree... Done 
> The following packages have been kept back 
>   cpp e2fsprogs g++ gcc gkrellm-bfm iamerican ibritish ispell libpng2 
>   libpng2-dev 
> 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 10  not
> upgraded. 
> mohadib:~#

	I had this "problem" for a while, but what cleared it up for
me was the command "apt-get dselect-upgrade" which cleaned up all but
1 or 2 things.

	As another reply said, you tend to get these sort of "held
back" issues when fundamental incompatabilities might exist - and the
upgrade of libc was one of those things (I think - I'm not real clear
on the issue TBH :)

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