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Re: aptitude: packages have been kept back

rds wrote:


Ran "aptitude upgrade --show-versions" today and got the following. Can anyone
shed some light on why these packages are kept back? And what should I do about
it (I'd like to keep the system in synch with testing)?

Thanks in advance

Checking if the system needs to be upgraded...
Get:1 http://http.us.debian.org testing/main Packages [3112kB]
Get:2 http://http.us.debian.org testing/main Release [81B]
Get:3 http://http.us.debian.org testing/main Sources [1224kB]
Get:4 http://http.us.debian.org testing/main Release [83B]
Fetched 4336kB in 1m22s (52.5kB/s)
Reading task descriptions... 2%
Reading task descriptions... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
bind9 [1:9.2.3+9.2.4-rc5-1 -> 1:9.2.4-1] bind9-host [1:9.2.3+9.2.4-rc5-1 -> 1:9.2.4-1] dnsutils [1:9.2.3+9.2.4-rc5-1 -> 1:9.2.4-1] libisc7 [1:9.2.3+9.2.4-rc5-1 -> 1:9.2.4-1] libisccc0 [1:9.2.3+9.2.4-rc5-1 -> 1:9.2.4-1] libisccfg0 [1:9.2.3+9.2.4-rc5-1 -> 1:9.2.4-1] The following packages will be upgraded: aptitude [ ->] grub [0.95+cvs20040624-9 -> 0.95+cvs20040624-10] libc6 [2.3.2.ds1-16 -> 2.3.2.ds1-18] liblwres1 [1:9.2.3+9.2.4-rc5-1 -> 1:9.2.4-1] locales [2.3.2.ds1-16 -> 2.3.2.ds1-18] The following packages are RECOMMENDED but will NOT be installed: aptitude-doc-en [] 5 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
Need to get 10.9MB of archives. After unpacking 20.5kB will be used.
Would download/install/remove packages.

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Try apt-get install one of the packages and check the output.

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