Re: why some packages are kept back?
On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 01:37:41AM +1300, Chris Bannister wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 02:07:22PM +0800, Yuwen Dai wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > I'm using Debian Sarge. When I ran apt-gete upgrade, this message shows:
> > ~# apt-get upgrade
> > Reading Package Lists... Done
> > Building Dependency Tree... Done
> > The following packages have been kept back:
> > ffmpeg libmjpegtools0 mjpegtools mplayer-586 thunderbird
> > 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
> > Why? What should I do?
> An apt-get dist-upgrade should fix it. This occurs if new packages are
> needed for some reason. There has been a lot of security updates to
> Sarge just recently and maybe a new package is required.
> An apt-get upgrade does not pull in any new packages.
And occasionally (very occasionally with sarge) packages don't all arive
at the repository at the same time, so although an upgraded package may
be available, id depends on another that hasn'a arrived yet. This
usually resolves itself in a few days.