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Re: apt-get -u not printing held back pkgs

Alan James <alan@tomun.org> writes:

> On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 03:20:02PM -0500, DvB wrote:
> >
> > It was printing the held back packages before. Is there an option other
> > than -u that I need?
> use dist-upgrade instead of upgrade. Held back usually means not installable.
> Not upgraded in this case probably means that the new version requires some other
> new package that you dont already have. Thats what dist-upgrade is for.

dist-upgrade does the exact same thing.

I changed my sources.list back to all debian.org servers instead of the
mirrors I had and was informed by -u upgrade that mozilla-browser and
mozilla-psm were kept back (which I'd suspected). I'm still not sure why
it didn't tell me which ones were kept back originally.

> Ask on the debian-user list about this sort of thing.

I apologize. I did ask on debian-user and no one appeared to have any
idea what the problem was. The one response that I got just said
something to the effect of "Held back means <blah blah>... I would think
that the -u option would list the held back packages."

That, along with the fact that this behavoir is inconsistent with what
apt-get has done in the past, lead me to wonder if it's a problem with
the apt-get package (which, if that were the case, would be on-topic for
this list).

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