Brian Nelson <email@example.com> writes: > "Michael P. Soulier" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 > "(UNSATISFIED)". 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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