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Re: Aptitude - Removing Unwanted Holds

On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 09:46:57PM +0100, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 11:57:54 -0800, Arlie Stephens wrote:
> to upgrade as many packages as possible.  There can still be stuck
> packages, for example if the newer versions of some dependencies are
> still missing in the repository. Aptitude will propose different ways to
> address such problems. You can scroll through aptitude's proposals with
> ',' and '.' and accept one with '!'. In most cases the first proposal
> will be to keep a few packages at their presently installed versions and
> you should just accept that one. If you upgrade again in a few days you
> will usually find that this kind of problem has solved itself (because
> the missing pieces have meanwhile come to your mirror).

Florian is right :)

FYI: This "',' and '.' and accept one with '!'" works only in aptitude for
etch.  sarge version does not have this functionality.  So if you are
upgrading from stable .... this is not immediate option.

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