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Re: How do I get aptitude to unhold???

On Sat, Apr 05, 2008 at 07:43:05PM -0500, Dennis G. Wicks wrote:
> Yeah, it should be simple, but it isn't doing it!
> I have a whole bunch of packages held from back when I 
> had a buggy apt-get and aptitude and now I want to 
> upgrade and I can't get them unheld. Where is that list 
> at? Is there any way I can just go delete the list/file?
> This is what I do:
>      aptitude unhold sysvinit <etc.>
> and  aptitude -f unhold sysvinit <etc.>

Run aptitude with no parameters, then limit the list (Ctrl-l) to those
packages on hold (~ahold).  Then select the header of all packages on
hold and hit "+" to mark them for install.  This removes the hold.  Then
do an update to get the current version.


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