On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 13:46, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > On Oct 2, 2004, at 1:11 AM, Thomas Adam wrote: > > > --- email@example.com wrote: > >> Can someone please explain why some packages might be "kept back", or > >> how I might find out? > > > > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?pkg=aptitude > > > > Enjoy. > > Thanks for the tip, Thomas, but did you mean this problem has already > been reported, or that I should submit a bug report? > > If you mean this has already been reported, I can't find the bug to > which you're referring. > > If you mean I should submit a bug, I'm not convinced my problem isn't > my misuse of aptitude. > > I guess what I'd like to know is how to get more information about why > aptitude is concluding that these couple packages should be "kept > back", to better understand whether the fault is aptitude's or mine. > Unfortunately I haven't managed to gather this, using only aptitude's > ample documentation. > > Could you please clarify what you meant, Thomas? > > Thanks again! I don't think it's a bug. I see something similar with synaptic. It usually happens after I update my lists and choose a range of files to upgrade. The files "kept back" are the upgradeable files I have chosen not to upgrade.
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