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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2012

    Unable to apply upgrades from Update Manager


    I've recently decided to try the Quantal Quetzal packages, so I added the repository sources to my Update Manager. Some (Most) of the packages updated automatically.

    But there are some packages which will not upgrade. I tried sudo apt-get upgrade, this is what I get:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages have been kept back:
      command-not-found dbus dconf-gsettings-backend dconf-service dconf-tools
      debhelper devhelp dpkg-dev eog evince evince-common evolution-data-server
      evolution-data-server-common foomatic-db-compressed-ppds g++ gettext
      gettext-base ghostscript ghostscript-x gir1.2-gkbd-3.0
      gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0 gir1.2-mutter-3.0 gir1.2-peas-1.0 gir1.2-rb-3.0
      gir1.2-totem-1.0 gjs gnome-applets gnome-applets-data gnome-bluetooth
      gnome-contacts gnome-control-center gnome-control-center-data
      gnome-desktop3-data gnome-disk-utility gnome-font-viewer gnome-games-data
      gnome-nettool gnome-orca gnome-panel gnome-panel-data gnome-screensaver
      gnome-settings-daemon gnome-shell gnome-shell-common gnome-sudoku
      gnome-user-share gnomine gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gvfs gvfs-backends
      gvfs-bin gvfs-common gvfs-daemons gvfs-fuse gvfs-libs indicator-datetime
      indicator-session jadetex kde-runtime kde-runtime-data libatk-adaptor
      libdb5.1-java libdb5.1-java-gcj libdconf-dbus-1-0 libdpkg-perl
      libedataserverui-3.0-1 libfolks-eds25 libgcj-bc libgettextpo0 libgjs0c
      libgpod-common libgpod-dev libgpod4 libgs9 libgs9-common
      libimobiledevice-dev libmutter0 libnepomuksync4 libnunit-cil-dev
      libpackagekit-glib2-14 libpeas-1.0-0 libpeas-dev libplymouth2 libraptor2-0
      libsdl-image1.2 libsoprano4 libsvn1 libtiff4 libtiff4-dev libtiffxx0c2
      libtotem0 libunity-2d-private0 libusbmuxd-dev linux-headers-generic
      linux-image-generic luatex mahjongg mutter-common nautilus nautilus-data
      nautilus-sendto network-manager-gnome onboard overlay-scrollbar
      plasma-scriptengine-javascript plymouth plymouth-label procps python-apt
      python-aptdaemon python-aptdaemon-gtk python-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets
      python-aptdaemon.gtkwidgets python-packagekit python-ubuntu-sso-client
      python-ubuntuone-control-panel rhythmbox rhythmbox-data rhythmbox-mozilla
      rhythmbox-plugin-cdrecorder rhythmbox-plugin-magnatune
      rhythmbox-plugin-zeitgeist rhythmbox-plugins software-center
      software-properties-common software-properties-gtk soprano-daemon subversion
      tex-common texlive-base texlive-binaries texlive-common texlive-doc-base
      texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-latex-base texlive-latex-recommended
      thunderbird thunderbird-globalmenu thunderbird-gnome-support tipa totem
      totem-common totem-mozilla totem-plugins ttf-freefont ubuntu-sso-client
      ubuntu-sso-client-qt ubuntuone-client-gnome ubuntuone-control-panel
      ubuntuone-control-panel-common ubuntuone-control-panel-gtk
      ubuntuone-control-panel-qt unity-2d-common unity-2d-panel unity-2d-shell
      unity-2d-spread unity-services upower usbmuxd valac vim-common vim-gnome
      vim-gui-common vim-runtime vim-tiny virtualbox virtualbox-dkms virtualbox-qt
      vlc vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse whoopsie xz-utils zlib1g
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 176 not upgraded.
    One solution for this that I found: I search one of the packages on the ubuntuupdates site and manually install it. Usually, this will also automatically upgrade some of the other packages. Repeat for the next package. This seems to work ok.

    But I'd like to understand why apt-get upgrade doesn't work.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Unable to apply upgrades from Update Manager

    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Be careful with that in case it wants to remove packages.

    or use synaptic.

    See the stickies on the forum.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Re: Unable to apply upgrades from Update Manager

    This's look like a problem with dependency.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    Re: Unable to apply upgrades from Update Manager

    What exactly are trying to do?
    Are you upgrading from Precise to Quantal?
    If so, you need to change the word "precise" to the word "quantal" in your sources.list file.
    Do not keep both there.
    Also, you need to purge all additional PPA's first.

    The upgrading is better done with synaptic. Do not install manually anything (with dpkg) to prevent the troubles.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012

    Re: Unable to apply upgrades from Update Manager

    Thanks for the replies.

    I changed "precise" to "quantal" in the /etc/apt/source.list and after that I could do a proper upgrade with apt-get dist-upgrade.

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