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Re: aptitude explanations

Brian Nelson <nelson@bignachos.com> writes:

> "Michael P. Soulier" <msoulier@digitaltorque.ca> writes:
>>     Someone mentioned that aptitude can explain, for example, why a package is
>> being held back. Please explain. I have a package now that it being held back,
>> and aptitude is giving me no more information than apt-get does. 
> Select the package, type '+' to select it for upgrade, and then press
> Enter to see the package details.  You should see at least one package
> highlighted in red, and possibly some explanatory text beside it such as

Actually, come to think of it, a more logical way would be to open the
package details of the held-back package, move the cursor down to the
Versions field, and select the newer version with the Enter key.  That
should produce the same results.

On a scale of 1 to 10?  It sucked.

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