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Re: apt-get doesn't upgrade, but synaptic does

On 10/04/14 11:50 AM, Patrick Bartek wrote:
On Thu, 10 Apr 2014, Frank McCormick wrote:

Had a strange problem this morning for the second time recently:

root@frank-debian:/home/frank# apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer
required: python-gtksourceview2
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove it.
The following packages have been kept back:
    eom-common mate-panel mate-panel-common
The following packages will be upgraded:
    base-passwd cups cups-bsd cups-client cups-common
cups-core-drivers cups-daemon
    cups-ppdc cups-server-common dnsmasq-base geoip-database libcups2
    libcupsimage2 libcupsmime1 libcupsppdc1 man-db pluma pluma-common
ruby 20 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
Need to get 7,645 kB of archives.
After this operation, 4,731 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

Apt-get then did what it said it would upgrading everything except
mate-panel, mate-panel-commong and eom

This is the proper behavior for "upgrade."  To "upgrade" the
held-back files use "dist-upgrade" instead. The apt-get man explains
the difference between the two, and why it is done that way.


   As I told another poster here, dist-upgrade wanted to remove half of
Synaptic was the only one that offered to replace the old mate-applets file with the new one, Neither apt-get, nor aptitude in any of my
attempts mdentioned anything about the applets file.

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