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Re: aptitude: packages have been kept back?

On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 13:46, ms419@freezone.co.uk wrote:
> On Oct 2, 2004, at 1:11 AM, Thomas Adam wrote:
> >  --- ms419@freezone.co.uk wrote:
> >> Can someone please explain why some packages might be "kept back", or
> >> how I might find out?
> >
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?pkg=aptitude
> >
> > Enjoy.
> Thanks for the tip, Thomas, but did you mean this problem has already 
> been reported, or that I should submit a bug report?
> If you mean this has already been reported, I can't find the bug to 
> which you're referring.
> If you mean I should submit a bug, I'm not convinced my problem isn't 
> my misuse of aptitude.
> I guess what I'd like to know is how to get more information about why 
> aptitude is concluding that these couple packages should be "kept 
> back", to better understand whether the fault is aptitude's or mine. 
> Unfortunately I haven't managed to gather this, using only aptitude's 
> ample documentation.
> Could you please clarify what you meant, Thomas?
> Thanks again!

I don't think it's a bug. I see something similar with synaptic. It
usually happens after I update my lists and choose a range of files to
upgrade. The files "kept back" are the upgradeable files I have chosen
not to upgrade.

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