View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrade error

June 6th, 2009, 08:44 PM
I am trying to upgrade my packages through synaptic and the CLI and I get the following error:

Reading state information... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
linux linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image linux-image-generic
linux-restricted-modules linux-restricted-modules-generic
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.

In synaptic upgrading one package requests that I upgrade another package, etc. etc.

Is there anyway to force the upgrade?

June 6th, 2009, 08:51 PM

It's not an error per se, it just means that upgrading involves some non-trivial package management. Usually this happens when upgrading requires installing a new package, for instance if an application uses a new library.

In this case it's more of a SNAFU on the repositories as the dependencies are (version-wise) completely messed up. The recommended course of action is to wait until the situation resolves itself when the maintainers fix the dependencies.

June 6th, 2009, 09:54 PM
So suggestion is do nothing?

fair enough :)