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Re: "Held Back"



On Mon, May 28, 2001 at 08:42:27PM -0700, Jim Darrough uttered:
> What does it mean when you run apt-get install, download several files, 
> and then during the install, some of the files are listed as "held back"?
> 
What this basically means, is that some packages are being 'held' by either
dpkg or apt, to prevent them from being upgraded. It's just apt's way of
saying, "By the way, I won't upgrade these packages until you tell me too."
You can 'unhold' them by installing them with apt-get. (apt-get install
<held-package>)

-- 
                                                    Steve
  "I'm a sysadmin because I couldn't beat a blind monkey in a coding contest."
                                                        --Me



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