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aptitude dist-upgrade wants to install 695 new packages



Hi,

I'd like to upgrade from stable (sarge) to testing. Tried "aptitude upgrade" and it came back with 109 packages kept back.

# aptitude update; aptitude upgrade --show-versions --simulate --verbose
...
The following packages have been kept back:
  adduser [3.63 -> 3.87] apache2 [2.0.54-5 -> 2.0.55-4]
  apache2-common [2.0.54-5 -> 2.0.55-4]
  apache2-mpm-prefork [2.0.54-5 -> 2.0.55-4]
  apache2-utils [2.0.54-5 -> 2.0.55-4] apt [0.5.28.6 -> 0.6.43.3]
  apt-utils [0.5.28.6 -> 0.6.43.3] aptitude [0.2.15.9-2 -> 0.4.1-1]
...
241 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 109 not upgraded.
Need to get 123MB of archives. After unpacking 7145kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] n


Obviously, I want kept back packages to be upgraded too (BTW, is there a way to find out why, specifically, those packages are kept back?). So, I tried "aptitude dist-upgrade" and it wants to install 695 new packages, including the ones I do not currently have or want (e.g evolution, gnome (I use KDE), exim, etc).

# aptitude update; aptitude dist-upgrade --show-versions --simulate --verbose;
336 packages upgraded, 695 newly installed, 36 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 654MB of archives. After unpacking 1242MB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] n


Am I missing something? How do I upgrade only the packages that I currently have, without installing an obscene amount of new and unneeded/unwanted packages?

Thanks in advance




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