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Re: packages have been kept back?



On Tue, 23 Jan 2001, Nathan E Norman wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 23, 2001 at 04:03:58PM -0500, RAccess wrote:
> >
> > What does it mean when I get the following:
> > ***
> > debian:~# apt-get -u upgrade
> > Reading Package Lists... Done
> > Building Dependency Tree... Done
> > The following packages have been kept back
> >   task-devel-common
> > 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
> > ***
> >
> > What does this mean? It has been kept back for how long? Could someone
> > explain this in terms of what is happening to the package dependencies and
> > such.
>
> It simply means that the package depends on (an)other package(s) which
> you have not yet requested be installed.
>
> Solution 1: use apt-get dist-upgrade
>
> Solution 2: use apt-get install <package>
>
> HTH,
>
> --
> Nathan Norman - Staff Engineer | A good plan today is better
> Micromuse Inc.                 | than a perfect plan tomorrow.
> mailto:nnorman@micromuse.com   |   -- Patton
>

Thanks a lot. I had to install 10 new packages and then that package was
upgraded. It makes a lot more sense.


RAccess
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