View Full Version : [ubuntu] Packages "kept back"

May 30th, 2008, 10:22 PM
I'm running v8.04 server, and I did an apt-get update, and apt-get upgrade (a couple days ago, and again today with same results). It seems that some packages aren't updating:

The following packages have been kept back:
linux-image-server linux-server openssh-client openssh-server

Can someone tell me why this is happening, and what I should do when I see this? Thanks.

May 31st, 2008, 12:00 AM
those are kernal and system software updates. You'll need to do a

sudo aptitude dist-upgrade or sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

to install them. The kernal updates will require a reboot.

May 31st, 2008, 01:03 AM
Thanks. dist-upgrade did the trick.

I rebooted after the kernal update, but there was no prompt about having to do that, as with the gnome updater. I guess the command line apt-get doesn't have that feature. Thanks for the reminder though. Cheers.

September 29th, 2008, 10:25 AM
:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
bovo juk katomic kbattleship kblackbox kblocks kbounce kbreakout kcron
kde-window-manager kdeadmin kdebase-workspace kdebase-workspace-bin
kdebase-workspace-data kdebase-workspace-libs4+5 kdegames kdemultimedia
kdemultimedia-kio-plugins kdewebdev-kde4 kdiamond kdm kfilereplace-kde4
kfourinline kgoldrunner kimagemapeditor-kde4 kiriki kjumpingcube klines
klinkstatus-kde4 klipper kmag kmahjongg kmines kmix kmousetool kmouth
knetwalk knetworkconf kolf kollision konquest kpat kreversi ksame kscd
kshisen ksirk kspaceduel ksquares ksudoku ksysguard ksystemlog kttsd
ktuberling kubrick kuser libkcddb4 libkdecorations4 libkdegames4
libkwineffects1 libplasma2 lskat systemsettings
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 63 not upgraded.

I'm have about the same question, except that it didn't help when using dist-upgrade..