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    Question apt-get upgrade problems?

    I am running 8.04.1 server edition and when I run sudo apt-get upgrade (after first running sudo apt-get update), there are 7 "packages" kept back. I am not sure why, or if it is ok. Maybe I need to do something to my source list? Here are the results I get:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages have been kept back:
    bind9-host dnsutils libbind9-30 libisccc30 libisccfg30 linux-image-server
    linux-server
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
    magicman@Evo:~$

    Any idea's about what is going on or if I need to be concerened?

    thanks

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    Re: apt-get upgrade problems?

    You did update, then upgrade, you should probably do another update.
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    Re: apt-get upgrade problems?

    does not matter how many times I do an update, this has been going on now for some time.

    Is it possible that these 7 packages are somehow connected to a problem with webmen? I installed webmen and at the time had to go to debians source and everything was all right at the time, but now it errors over the source location as well. I have just been too lazy to fix it - server is not Internet facing.

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    Re: apt-get upgrade problems?

    Have you tried
    Code:
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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    Re: apt-get upgrade problems?

    Yes, that did the trick (apt-get dist-upgrade). What is the main differance between apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade?

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    Re: apt-get upgrade problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by putz3000 View Post
    Yes, that did the trick (apt-get dist-upgrade). What is the main differance between apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade?
    Taken from apt-get manpage
    upgrade
    upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all packages
    currently installed on the system from the sources enumerated in
    /etc/apt/sources.list. Packages currently installed with new
    versions available are retrieved and upgraded; under no
    circumstances are currently installed packages removed, or packages
    not already installed retrieved and installed. New versions of
    currently installed packages that cannot be upgraded without
    changing the install status of another package will be left at
    their current version. An update must be performed first so that
    apt-get knows that new versions of packages are available.
    dist-upgrade
    dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of upgrade,
    also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions
    of packages; apt-get has a "smart" conflict resolution system, and
    it will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the
    expense of less important ones if necessary. The
    /etc/apt/sources.list file contains a list of locations from which
    to retrieve desired package files. See also apt_preferences(5) for
    a mechanism for overriding the general settings for individual
    packages.
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