Re: Why are so many packages "held back?"
On Sun, 2003-05-11 at 21:50, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> On 11/05/03 Neal Lippman did speaketh:
> > I'm wondering why so many packages get held back. I run testing, and
> > when I do an apt-get upgrade, about 10-15 packages are being held back.
> > I would have assumed that all packages in testing were "up to date" for
> > the testing release, so why do things get held back?
> They probably require new packages to be installed. Remember that
> upgrade never installs anything new. It only upgrades existing packages.
> If you want to clear most of those away, use dist-upgrade, which will
> install new packages.
Is there a way to determine if that is the case? Also, what happens if
I am already running testing and do a dist-upgrade? Does that just grab
new packages that are needed for currently installed packages?