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Re: apt-get update then apt-get upgrade, remaining a lots package not install

I suspect there is some missing dependency problem.  Unfortunately
apt-get isn't very good about identifying the specifics of these.  You
might try 'apt-get dist-upgrade' or use dselect.

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 02:35:41PM -0700, eric lin wrote:
> Dear advance linux user:
>  under choice of source as test, I type apt-get update
> progeny:/home/fsshl# apt-get update
> Hit http://http.us.debian.org testing/main Packages
> Hit http://http.us.debian.org testing/main Release
> Hit http://http.us.debian.org testing/contrib Packages
> Hit http://http.us.debian.org testing/contrib Release
> Hit http://http.us.debian.org testing/non-free Packages
> Hit http://http.us.debian.org testing/non-free Release
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> progeny:/home/fsshl# apt-get upgrade
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> The following packages have been kept back
>  abiword apache apache-common apmd apt ash autoinstall balsa base-config
>  bzip2 communicator console-data console-tools console-tools-libs cvs
>  debhelper debian-policy dh-make dia discover dnsutils dpkg elm-me+ eog 
> eperl
>  eterm fileutils freetype2 gabber gedit gftp glade-gnome glimmer gmc
>  gnome-applets gnome-control-center gnome-core gnome-help gnome-panel
>  gnome-panel-data gnome-session gnome-utils gnomeicu gnucash gnumeric gnupg
>  gnus groff gs gsfonts imagemagick libaudiofile-dev libbz2 libcapplet-dev
>  libcapplet0 libdps-dev libglib1.2 libglib1.2-dev libmagick5 libnspr4
>  libpam-modules libpanel-applet-dev libpanel-applet0 librep9 libwww-perl
>  lprng mc-common mozilla netpbm netscape ntp openssl parted perl-5.005-doc
>  psgml python-dev python-doc python-gdk-imlib python-glade python-gnome
>  python-gtk python-numeric rep rep-gtk rep-gtk-gnome samba samba-common
>  sawfish-gnome shellutils slrn smbclient sox squid ssh swig sysklogd
>  tetex-bin textutils util-linux vflib2 vim-gtk vm w3-el-e20 wget 
> xchat-gnome
>  xemacs21 xemacs21-bin xemacs21-mule xemacs21-support xemacs21-supportel
>  xlibmesa-dev xlibosmesa-dev xpdf xscreensaver xserver-8514 xserver-agx
>  xserver-common xserver-common-v3 xserver-mach32 xserver-mach8 
> xserver-p9000
>  xserver-s3 xserver-svga xserver-xfree86
> 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 124 not upgraded.
> progeny:/home/fsshl#
> then apt-get upgrade, but the result is unoptismistic, it remaining have 
> a lots of packages can not be install although no error
> like to see any tech hints or opinion
> highly appreciate your time and effort and help
> sincere Eric

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