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Re: Question about - "The following packages have been kept back:"

Robert Cates <robert@kormar.net>:
>  I've got a general question concerning apt-get - what would be the reason(s)
>  for the below message when I upgrade my packages?  Do I need to do an
>  apt-get upgrade again at a later time, or is there something I need to do
>  right away to get it to install?  I somehow was wondering if it's because
>  the package maintainer does not have the package quite ready for an upgrade.
>  The following packages have been kept back:
>    linux-image-2.6-686

No, it's more that your system is considered out of date by the pkg
system, where you need to do a dist-upgrade to sort it out.  Don't
worry about the warning splash that SCREAMS that you need to reboot
soon.  It's correct, and you will have to sometime after it's done,
but there's no real emergency.  Just "shutdown -r now" after the
dist-upgrade finishes, and all should be well.

New kernels and libraries force this sort of thing.

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