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Re: the following packages have been kept back?

On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 07:59:06AM -0500, Bill Benedetto wrote:
> >>> Rachel Andrew writes:
>   Rachel> I tried to do apt-get upgrade of my Woody system today
>   Rachel> and got the following message:
>   Rachel>
>   Rachel> The following packages have been kept back:
>   Rachel> base-config console-data kate kchart kdebase
>   Rachel> kdebase-libs kdm kfocus kivio kmid koffice-libs
>   Rachel> konqueror konsole koshell kscd kspread jugar kword
>   Rachel> libkonq3
>   Rachel>
>   Rachel> from searching the archives i figure this has to do
>   Rachel> with unmet dependences but I'm not sure how to fix it
>   Rachel> as I'd like these packages to upgrade.

> "apt-get dist-upgrade" should do the trick.

That'll work if the problem is a new package that's been
created, and is depeneded on by those files.

If you apt-get install one of the package, it should either
also install the appropriate new package, or complain that
the version of a package being depended on is not available.

(eg gcc-3.0 in sid right now depends on a version of binutils
that isn't available yet:

Keitarou:~# apt-get -u dist-upgrade
The following packages have been kept back

Keitarou:~# apt-get install gcc-3.0
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
  gcc-3.0: Depends: binutils (>= but is to be installed
E: Sorry, broken packages

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, MCSE
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